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The Nation That Never Was

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What are American values and where did they come from?

Join LWV Greenwich, Greenwich Library and Connecticut Public for this thought-provoking discussion featuring UPenn law Professor Kermit Roosevelt, III in conversation with Yale law Professor Akhil Reed Amar. The two will discuss and debate Professor Roosevelt’s new book, The Nation That Never Was

Professor Roosevelt, the great-great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and a constitutional law scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, challenges us to re-examine the traditional narrative about how American values have evolved. The widely-accepted story posits an unbroken connection from our founding documents to today, as each generation tries to live up the words and ideals of the founders as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. He suggests instead a different way to understand this story, locating the genesis of today’s American values in the 19th century as opposed to the founding era. His colleague and former teacher, distinguished constitutional law
Professor Akhil Reed Amar will discuss Roosevelt’s new take on the American story.

Monday, March 18th | 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Greenwich Library, Berkley Theater

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Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States

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March 18
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