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My videos on surprising aspects of the origins of the Constitution

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The first is about how Americans’ political rights developed before the American Revolution, and about how it was a primary purpose of the Constitution to protect Americans from tyranny.

The second video is about why Jefferson said that Americans had their own constitution when they still lived in British colonies, before the Revolution.

History Unplugged – an excellent discussion!

I was thrilled with this podcast. We really got into the building blocks of the American Revolution and Constitution: how the Constitution secured the gains of the Revolution, and why it succeeded:

Podcast: The Journal of the American Revolution

I am so excited to have been interviewed by Brady Crytzer about the origins of the political culture of Revolutionary America, and how we came to have representative government chosen by the people. This is the story told in my book:

https://jardispatches.podbean.com/e/e129-james-dr-philips-two-revolutions-and-the-constitution/

I was interviewed for an ePluribis: America podacst

I was honored to be interviewed by Jeanette Lenoir in a podcast on the ePluribis: America website. As Jeanette notes, we discussed my view that in order to fully understand how America works, you need to understand its system of government and laws, and for that you must understand the origins of its Constitution. We discussed many other matters, including how Critical Race Theory sits with the Constitution:

The Lineage And Mechanism Of The U.S. Constitution

Interview on Australia’s Radio National, about my book and related issues

I was interviewed today, by Tom Switzer, on the deep origins of the American Constitution, and some of their implications for us in 2021.

The interview was prompted by my new book “Two Revolutions and the Constitution: How the English and American Revolutions Produced the American Constitution”.

The interview is the first half of today’s edition of “Between the Lines”. Thanks to Tom and the team at the ABC.

America: revolution, constitution and how they helped save the iconic Australian koala – Between The Lines – ABC Radio National

Our cultural divide will complicate lockdown exit strategy

Interested in the end of the novel coronavirus lockdown? Noticing divergence in attitudes to the lifting of restrictions? In this note, I suggest a reason for the divergence:

https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/05/our-cultural-divide-will-complicate-lockdown-exit-strategy/

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