The Past and Future of Democracy
Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy.… read more
Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be
used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy.
They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study History?,” in terms
of the information needed for persons to be active, discerning
members of their communities, nation and the world. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Alan Brinkley Professor Columbia University->History
- John Kenneth Galbraith Professor Emeritus Harvard University->Economics
- Lewis H. Lapham Editor-in-Chief Harper's Magazine
- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Professor (Retired) City University of New York->History
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