What The Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans and Why It Matters Today

Mike talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Ricks about his latest book First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans and How That Shaped Our Country.
Topics covered in their discussion include:
  • how the 2016 election led Ricks back to ancient Greece & Rome
  • why we should care about what a small number of Dead White Males thought
  • the three big things the Founders were wrong about
  • the influences of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison
  • what the Founders would have thought about modern campaign finance
  • why modern Americans shouldn’t panic
  • the importance of waking up Congress
  • whether we can (or should) return to the vision of the Founders
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