As we near the inauguration of a new president, historians Sean Wilentz and Douglas Brinkley discuss how leaders including Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt have had a lasting impact on our nation’s moral and political traditions.
Sean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University and the author of The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is professor of history at Rice University and CNN’s presidential historian.
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