Constitution Day lecture, this year featuring Darren Staloff, professor of early American history, from the City College of New York. Staloff will examine the constitutional teachings of John Adams.
Adams was the first of our constitutional statesmen to articulate the various procedures and arrangements that have come to characterize American
constitutionalism. What lay behind his thinking was a careful examination of human history and psychology. The results of his researches was a search for a dynamic equilibrium within the American regime, one predicated on ongoing partisan and social conflict, that would insure republican liberty and the rule of law. Adams doctrine was at first perusal rather dour, and therefore unpopular, but it offers a powerful and compelling understanding of our constitutional history.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register, please visit: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu