Festival talks by Nicholas Cole

72. UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

THE ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE LECTURE

Generously supported by
THE ROTHERMERE FOUNDATION

At times America’s complicated system of Federalism has seemed like a model of rational and democratic government —at others it has seemed like a recipe for obstruction and chaos.  Nicholas Cole will discuss the circumstances in which America’s government was created, the objectives of its founders, and whether the assumptions of the eighteenth century are fit for purpose in the modern world.

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