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In Constitutionally Speaking, Jay Cost and Luke Thompson make the case for the average American to study the Constitution. They both think that for citizens to get the most out of their government, it is important for them to understand how the Constitution works. And their hope is that this podcast can serve as a nonpartisan (and fun!) source of information for people of all political persuasions.Read more »
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Ep. 24: The Price of Greatness, Part One
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke discuss Jay's new book, The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy. Jay's book focuses on why these two great founding fathers and onetime allies became political enemies. He argues that it was because while they agreed on what was wrong with the Articles of Confederation, they had vast views of what should come next. Hamilton's financial system was an ingenious way to spur national development, but it violated Madison's conception of how a republic should function.
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Rated 5 out of
History & PoliSci Nerd Heaven
So much to love about this podcast! The hosts Jay Cost & Luke Thompson are knowledgeable but very listener-friendly. They bring peripheral material to the understanding of America’s founding without distracting from main ideas and themes. The material is enlightening, but presented through good story telling.
Date published: 2017-11-07