American political history

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Guests: Nathaniel Philbrick, Louis Masur, Mallory Carra, Sean Wilentz

We’re bringing you an hour of American political history on this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review. First, we’ll hear about the fraught relationship between infamous American defector Benedict Arnold and General George Washington when we listen to Marty’s conversation with writer NATHANIEL PHILBRICK. We’ll also talk about one of the most discussed early American political figures of late, Alexander Hamilton.  When we were joined by Rutgers University professor LOUIS MASUR and entertainment journalist MALLORY CARRA, we found out about the intentions of the founding father and what the musical that bears his name gets right, and wrong, about his legacy.  And lastly, we’ll hear about the history of partisanship in America, and how it’s benefitted political discourse and policy when we listen to Marty’s interview with Princeton University history professor, SEAN WILENTZ.  His book is called The Politicians and the Egalitarians.

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