A look at what we have learned so far from the public hearings of the January 6 Committee. Diane talks to Ryan Goodman, professor at New York University's School of Law. He explains what is next in the investigation, including whether we might see criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.
In this moment of political discontent, when we talk of deep divides and a growing sense that our democracy has gone off track, historians counsel us to look to our past for guidance.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis returned to the founding of our country in search of lessons for today. His takeaway? We have lost the ability to argue.
In his new book, “American Dialogue: The Founders and Us,” Ellis considers some of the major issues that divided the members of the country’s founding generation -and continue to be fought over 200 years later. He tells Diane that we may not find answers in history, but we can learn how to frame the debate.
- Joseph Ellis Historian and author of "Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation," "American Sphinx," and "American Dialogue: The Founders and Us"
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