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Great Courses: The Great Debate – Advocates & Opponents of the American Constitution

Thursday, August 23

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6 from 10:00 to 11:30am.  Village Center. No registration required. Through this course led by Dr. Thomas L. Pangle (University of Texas at Austin), you will come to appreciate how the Founding Fathers created one of the most important – and potentially misinterpreted – documents in human history. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period. To receive an email reminder for this event, CLICK HERE.

August 2 Lectures:

Significance & Historical Context and Classical Republicanism

August 9 Lectures:

The Anti-Federalists’ Republican Vision and The Argument Over National Security

August 16 Lectures:

Deep Difficulties in Each Position and Debating the Meaning of Federalism

August 23 Lectures:

The Madisonian Republic and The Argument Over Representation

August 30 Lectures:

Disputing Separation of Powers Pt. 1 and Pt.2

September 6 Lectures:

The Supreme Court & Judicial Review and The Bill of Rights

For additional reading, we have many books available and these web links may also be useful:

Books on the topic of the Constitution can be found in location 342.029

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