A Civic Conversation

Moderated by Ms. McNamara, the panelists discussed the Founding Fathers, their view of an informed electorate, ordinary people vs. elites, and fears of the… read more

A Civic Conversation Moderated by Ms. McNamara, the panelists discussed the Founding Fathers, their view of an informed electorate, ordinary people vs. elites, and fears of the concentration of power. They also responded to audience members' questions.

Barbara Clark Smith is writing The Freedoms We Lost, exploring 18th-century forms of consent and participation outside the confines of the vote. Mark McGarvie wrote, One Nation Under Law: America’s Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State, published by Northern Illinois University Press.

The forum, “The Virtuous Republic: A Civic Conversation,” was held in the Charlottesville City Council Chambers. close

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Program ID:
191845-8
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2006 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 24, 2006 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 12, 2006 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 24, 2006 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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