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America’s Bargain with the Devil with Nick Biddle
2 May, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Founding Fathers (George Washington et al) spent more than three months creating the Constitution. Throughout their deliberations, the Founders embraced the principle of privileging money with political rights while recognizing that doing so risked enabling the wealthy to flip the republic into an oligarchy. This talk will highlight the Founders’ prescient insights and fears about how that risk could unfold. Then it will show how those fears have manifested in contemporary America and how we may draw upon the Founders’ design to thwart oligarchy in the name of democracy.
Speaker: Nick Biddle, PhD
Retired professor of history, Appalachian State University.