We’re taught that Alexander Hamilton is one of the indispensable men in the American story. In his new book — released just today — How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, historian Brion McClanahan takes on this historical icon. In today’s discussion we focus in particular on how the federal courts extended the life of some of Hamilton’s worst ideas, which we continue to struggle with today.
About the Guest
Brion McClanahan’s books include The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America — and 4 Who Tried to Save Her, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers.
A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government, by Abel P. Upshur
Ep. 942 Alexander Hamilton, Worse Than You Thought: Hidden History with Brion McClanahan
Ep. 915 Southern Monuments Removed, Others Under Attack (Larry Beane & Brion McClanahan)
Ep. 786 Why the Electoral College Is Great, and No One Should Even Think About Abolishing It (Brion McClanahan & Kevin Gutzman)
Ep. 678 Trump and History: Were 1896 or 1848 Like 2016?
Ep. 591 Presidents Who Screwed Up America
Ep. 583 Would Constitutional Amendments Do Any Good?
Ep. 187 Forgotten Conservatives and Libertarians
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