America's Future Based on Its Past

Mr. Kaplan theorized that constructive pessimists who planned for the worst-case scenarios founded the United States. He said… read more

Mr. Kaplan theorized that constructive pessimists who planned for the worst-case scenarios founded the United States. He said that Americans overemphasized the role of character in their country’s success. He stated that Americans are the way they are because of geography and technology and that oceans protected us from world wars.

Following his prepared remarks, Mr. Kaplan responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

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America's Future Based on Its Past

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Program ID:
118383-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Feb 27, 1999
Last Aired:
Mar 1, 1999

Airing Details

  • Feb 27, 1999 | 10:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 28, 1999 | 1:23am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 01, 1999 | 10:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
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