Historian Richard Brookhiser joins constitutional scholar Luke Thompson to examine thirteen historical documents and recount their role in the development of liberty.
Episode 13: Across Europe This Wall Will Fall
In the final episode, Rick and Luke reflect on the everlasting power behind the words of Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech, as he worked to defeat socialism in the name of liberty.
Episode 12: The Great Arsenal of Democracy
Rick and Luke explore how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fireside chat “The Arsenal of Democracy” combined the necessity for both national security and the safety of liberty.
Episode 11: The Practical Meaning of Economic Equality
Rick and Luke examine how William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech changed the meaning of economic equality.
Episode 10: The Mother of Exiles
Rick and Luke discuss how "The New Colossus" set out the symbolism and impact of the Statue of Liberty for generations.
Episode 9: Abraham Lincoln Goes Back to Basics
In this episode, Rick and Luke reveal how Abraham Lincoln revived the foundation of a nation torn apart by war.
Episode 8: Letting Them Vote
Rick and Luke examine how The Declaration of the Seneca Falls Convention changed the course of events to bring the principles of liberty to all Americans.