Book Discussion on Original Meanings

Participants discussed Jack Rakove’s Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. They examined the book… read more

Participants discussed Jack Rakove’s Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. They examined the book as a work of history and whether it is too academic to appeal to a more general audience. They also discussed the politics and ideas in the early years of the American republic, and consider how the events described in the book relate to current public affairs, including the debate on how to interpret the Constitution. The group meets every month, to discuss books on public affairs, at Politics and Prose, a bookstore in Washington, DC. close

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Book Discussion on Original Meanings

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Program ID:
102624-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 5, 1998

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  • Apr 05, 1998 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 1998 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 1998 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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