John Adams and the Fear of Aristocracy

Authors Luke Mayville and Richard Alan Ryerson discuss the second president’s most intimate political thoughts.

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, moderated the discussion on February 1, 2017.

You can watch a replay above or at the following link: https://youtu.be/cO2pJVB2gd0

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