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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 … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Politics, and the American Character, Part 3 of 5

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 … Continue reading

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

John Agresto, Alvin 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 … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Politics, and the American Character, Part 1 of 5

A five-part series combines a discussion of ethics, American history, ancient history and classics, and political science and features scholars John Agresto, Alvin Bernstein, Edward Erler, Marvin Meyers, and Jean Yarbrough. Here, they discuss the connection between politics and character, … Continue reading

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