Dec 1, 2020 • 31M

The Founding Fathers & the Classics with Author Tom Ricks

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How exactly did the classics influence the founding fathers? The surprising difference in what ancient history they focused on, compared to what we learn today and the lasting impact the ancient world has had in government...

Today's episode of Classical Wisdom Speaks features Tom Ricks, an American journalist and author who specializes in the military and national security issues. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting as part of teams from the Wall Street Journal (2000) and Washington Post (2002). We discuss how a classical education has had a lasting impact on America.

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