John Agresto, Alvin Bernstein, and Jean Yarbrough discuss politics, citizenship, and individual character in the United States, focusing on ways in which social institutions such as religion, the family, and education in ancient Rome and Greece influenced America’s founders.
At the time of this interview, Agresto, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1978-79), was special projects officer at the Center. Bernstein was professor of ancient history and classics at Cornell University. Yarbrough was professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago.
This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.