The Role of “Big Government” in American Life, or, What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?

Lecture Description

Americans love “big government,” despite all the political rhetoric to the contrary, and what’s more they always have. This lecture sketches the role the federal government has historically played across a range of endeavors – from transportation to health care, from culture to agriculture – and examines why Americans continue to cling to the myth that the government that governs best, governs least.

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Intellectual Politics

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