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Fears of the Setting Sun – The Disillusionment of America’s Founders With Syracuse University Professor and Author Dennis Rasmussen

The Disillusionment of America’s Founders: Syracuse University Professor and author Dennis Rasmussen, author of the book Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders, speaks with host Richard Levick about how the optimism of the Founding Fathers – including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison – migrated to pessimism as they aged. For those who like to refer to the Founding Fathers as if they were frozen in time, they miss their ever expanding views and growing cynicism. A show that is simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. Listen here