The Founding Fathers - Joseph Ellis Historian Joseph Ellis discusses the Founding Fathers and argues for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often placed on a pedestal - stripping us of our ability to relate to them and thus appreciate their achievement.

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    11:40 AM EST

    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida.

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    10:32 AM EST

    Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers and argued for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often placed on a pedestal, stripping us of our ability to relate to them and thus truly appreciate their achievement. Following his talk, Mr. Ellis participated in a conversation on what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual.