FPRI Events

Ginsburg-Satell Lecture

America’s Machiavellian Moment: Origins of the Atlantic Republican Tradition [Or, Where Did the Founders Get Their Ideas?]

05/15/2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

In this lecture, FPRI’s Pulitzer Prize-wining historian Walter McDougall delves deeply into the origins of the American political tradition by exploring the legacies of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the transmission of these ideas across time and space. McDougall is the author of several critically acclaimed books including: The Tragedy of U.S Foreign Policy (2016), Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History 1585 -1828 (2005), Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 (2008), and Promised Land, Crusader State (1997). One reviewer described McDougall as “a national treasure” while another labeled him “America’s greatest living historian.” He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is the founding co-chairman of FPRI’s Butcher History Institute for Teachers.




This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Click here to register.

Museum of the American Revolution
Liberty Hall, 3rd Floor
101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19106