Citizenship, Politics, and the American Character, Part 2 of 5

John AgrestoAlvin Bernstein, Edward Erler, Marvin Meyers, and Jean Yarbrough continue their conversation on citizenship, politics, and character in the United States. They focus on the Constitution, including the influences on its writers by Enlightenment and rational thought, Christianity, and ancient Roman and Greek politics and philosophy.

At the time of this interview, Agresto, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1978-79), was special programs officer at the Center. Bernstein was professor of ancient history and classics at Cornell University. Erler, a Fellow at the Center (1981-82), was professor of political science at California State College–San Bernardino. Meyers, a Fellow at the Center (1981-82), was professor of history at Brandeis University. Yarbrough was professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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