John Adams and the Fear of Aristocracy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 • 12 P.M.

Free for Members • $5 Teachers & students • $8 Non-Members

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Long before “the one percent” became a protest slogan, John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply “the few.” Authors Luke Mayville and Richard Alan Ryerson discuss the second president’s most intimate political thoughts. Tom Donnelly, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center, moderates.

A book sale and signing of John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy (Mayville) and John Adams's Republic (Ryerson) will follow the program.

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