How did one of America’s most inventive and dynamic founders influence the development of American democracy? Best-selling author Walter Isaacson discusses how in his pursuit of innovation Benjamin Franklin shaped American national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy.
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, is the author of several best-selling biographies, including Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.
In partnership with London's Benjamin Franklin House and the British Library
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