VIRTUAL: Dr. Richard Haass at the Hudson Library [2/13]

The Hudson Library is hosting Dr. Richard Haass on February 13th at 6:30pm. Dr. Haass will be discussing his book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.

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In this bold call for change, The Bill of Obligations argues for the revision and expansion of the idea of citizenship. According to Haass, placing obligations on the same footing as rights is the solution. The ten obligations introduced by Haass re-envision what it means to be an American citizen and the commitments that we make to fellow citizens and the government to uphold democracy and counter the growing apathy, anger, selfishness, division, disinformation, and violence that threaten us all. Using civics, history, and political analysis, The Bill of Obligations illuminates how Americans can rediscover and recover the attitudes and behaviors that have contributed so much to this country’s success over the centuries. 

Dr. Richard Haass is president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. An experienced diplomat and policymaker, he served in the Pentagon, State Department, and White House under four presidents. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is the author and editor of fifteen other books, including the bestselling The World: A Brief Introduction, A World in Disarray, and Foreign Policy Begins at Home.


Event date: 
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
96 Library St
Hudson, OH 44236
The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens By Richard Haass Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560654
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Published: Penguin Press - January 24th, 2023

A New York Times Bestseller

A provocative guide to how we must reenvision citizenship if American democracy is to survive

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