Are the Founding Fathers Back In Vogue?

Earlier today we posted a video of a session on race and monuments from the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Here is another video from the Festival that will be of interest to readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  The session is titled “Are the Founders Back in Vogue.”

The panelists include Yoni Appelbaum, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jack Rakove, Noah Feldman, and Jon Meacham.  Not a bad lineup.  I should also note that two of these five esteemed panelists have been guests on The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast.

There is some great stuff here on historical thinking, the uses of the past in the present, and the role of history in constructing a national community.

Watch it here:


Episode 3 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast is Ready to Drop

podcast-icon1Episode 3 of The Way of Improvement Podcast will drop here and on ITunes on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

This week we are focusing on history and the presidential primaries.  Our guest is Yoni Appelbaum, a historian and the Washington Bureau Chief at The Atlantic.  Yoni talks with us about writing history for public audiences and the role that history is playing in the Democratic and GOP primaries.

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