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Midday: Presidential politics and the rise of democracy

Posted at 8:19 AM on July 3, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)

At 11 a.m., Gustavus Adolphus political science professor Chris Gilbert will analyze the 2008 presidential candidates and campaigns.

At noon, a Midday prelude to Independence Day with a speech by Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln.


Comments (1)


Thank you for Sean Wilentz' lecture re: the historical rise and evolution of democracy. It was powerful to be reminded of all these vastly differing views re: democracy and how difficult it is to trust the 'running of the republic' to just common people. It was so illuminating. I'm going to order his book. Often I've only been able to listen to Midday in the evening broadcast, but it is always so good. Thanks.

Posted by Roger Towler | July 4, 2007 2:09 PM