Citizenship, Politics, and the American Character, Part 4 of 5

Alvin Bernstein, Marvin Meyers, and Jean Yarbrough discuss the legacy from Greek and Roman polities that the American founders looked to in conceiving the United States. They ask how the notions of freedom, social responsibility, and political rights carry over from the ancient republics to the present.

At the time of this interview, Bernstein was professor of ancient history and classics at Cornell University. 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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