Disappointed George. Perhaps if we follow in his example more, the prospects for the country could improve.

Disappointed George. Perhaps if we follow in his example more, the prospects for the country could improve.

If you are in the frame of mind common at the start of every year, where you promise to eat nothing but kale and to shed your Native American name as the Little Rain Cloud (yeah, that’s not cultural appropriation, look at our cheekbones!) when it comes to politics, we have the perfect PD Book Club pick for you!

George Washington, ever the proponent of self-improvement, lived by what he wrote and recopied as his Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.

Out the gate:

For those of you out there wondering what rules have to do with Libertarianism, hey, there is nothing wrong with personally setting the bar high for yourself. Besides, as it was written by a Founding Father it’s only a matter of time before it is banned in the good ol’ US of A.

Back to the book:

A numbered list of 110 rules spanning fashion, grooming and not spitting, you’ll find you will be able to read it a few times over this month.

Grab your copy here, or from our side margin. If you’d rather not drop the dollar seventy five, you can also find a slew of PDFs of Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation for free elsewhere online.

Don’t forget to leave what you thought about the book down in the comments, after all, it’s only good manners to do so.