Dennis Rasmussen: Fears of a Setting Sun

Dennis Rasmussen: Fears of a Setting Sun

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium

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When asked what type of government the delegates had created, Benjamin Franklin responded, “a republic, if you can keep it.” Even though constitutional experiment was their creation, some founding fathers were not optimistic that it would survive. Dennis Rasmussen offers important narratives that look at the era immediately following the signing of the Constitution, reevaluating the historical, social, political, and economic stakes following our nation’s founding.

Dennis C. Rasmussen, professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs joins us to discuss his newest book, Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders.

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