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Could the Founding Fathers solve today's political gridlock?
Could the Founding Fathers solve today's political gridlock?

When I appear at book festivals or give readings, lots of folks want to know what the Founding Fathers would do or say about our currently dysfunctional Congress. There seems to be an unspoken but widely shared assumption that the most prominent members of the founding generation represent the gold standard in political leadership, and our contemporary politicians are the epitome of debased currency. As one commentator put it, "Once you compare then and now, you've got to believe that Darwin got it exactly backward." My standard response to all such comments is to warn the audience that making historical comparisons in such a straightforward then-and-now fashion is misguided, and that...

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