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What The Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans and Why It Matters Today The Politics Guys

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Mike talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Ricks about his latest book First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans and How That Shaped Our Country ( https://www.amazon.com/First-Principles-Americas-Founders-Learned/dp/0062997459/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=thomas%2Bricks&qid=1603978376&sr=8-1 ).

*Topics covered in their discussion include:*

* how the 2016 election led Ricks back to ancient Greece & Rome
* why we should care about what a small number of Dead White Males thought
* the three big things the Founders were wrong about
* the influences of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison
* what the Founders would have thought about modern campaign finance
* why modern Americans shouldn’t panic
* the importance of waking up Congress
* whether we can (or should) return to the vision of the Founders

*Founders Online* ( https://founders.archives.gov/ )

*Thomas Ricks on Twitter* ( https://twitter.com/tomricks1 )

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*Mike’s Other Podcast* - Politics Makes Me Sick ( https://politicsmakesmesick.com/ )

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Mike talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Ricks about his latest book First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks & Romans and How That Shaped Our Country ( https://www.amazon.com/First-Principles-Americas-Founders-Learned/dp/0062997459/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=thomas%2Bricks&qid=1603978376&sr=8-1 ).

*Topics covered in their discussion include:*

* how the 2016 election led Ricks back to ancient Greece & Rome
* why we should care about what a small number of Dead White Males thought
* the three big things the Founders were wrong about
* the influences of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison
* what the Founders would have thought about modern campaign finance
* why modern Americans shouldn’t panic
* the importance of waking up Congress
* whether we can (or should) return to the vision of the Founders

*Founders Online* ( https://founders.archives.gov/ )

*Thomas Ricks on Twitter* ( https://twitter.com/tomricks1 )

*The Politics Guys* on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/politicsguyspage ) | Twitter ( https://twitter.com/politicsguys )

*Mike’s Other Podcast* - Politics Makes Me Sick ( https://politicsmakesmesick.com/ )

*Listener support helps make The Politics Guys possible*. If you’re interested in supporting the podcast, go to patreon.com/politicsguys ( https://www.patreon.com/politicsguys ) or politicsguys.com/support ( http://www.politicsguys.com/support ).

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