FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeremi Suri, Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama

By: Sunday October 9, 2011 1:59 pm

How has American nation-building changed the world? What can we learn from this history? How has this history been used and misused by American policy makers? And what makes nation-building work – what has undermined it?

These are just a few of the questions that Jermi Suri asks and answers in Liberty’s Surest Guardian.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Christopher Phillips, Constitution Cafe: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution

By: Sunday October 2, 2011 1:59 pm

Constitution Café is simply a space for ordinary citizens to engage in the extraordinary act of rewriting our Constitution. It’s a natural outgrowth of Phillips’ popular Socrates Café, a forum (or, rather, hundreds of forums, around the country) for ordinary folks to talk philosophy. But Constitution Café is more: Constitution Café is a call to arms, a real vehicle for real change in our constitutional system. Thus Phillips takes us on a journey around the country to meet with groups ranging from a sixth grade class to a Tea Party affiliate to engage with, discuss, and wrestle over the Constitution—and ultimately to change it for our times.

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