Are the Founders Back in Vogue?

From Broadway to the bestseller lists, the members of the United States's founding generation are enjoying renewed popularity. But what do they have to teach the present? Join Jon Meacham, Pulitzer-winning biographer; Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, author of a forthcoming biography of James Madison; Stanford historian Jack Rakove, a leading scholar of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence; and Harvard historian and law professor Annette Gordon-Reed, whose work redefined our understanding of Jefferson, for a free-ranging discussion of how the Founders understood the republic they were creating, and how that republic now understands the founders.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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