Was The Ratification of the Constitution A Mistake?

For almost four years, Bob has been speaking about his uncompromising admiration for the work of the Founders. They drafted the Constitution and in getting it ratified by the colonies, created the United States of America. James Madison, George Washington, John Adams and their colleagues were above reproach. However, Bob has recently been drawn to the arguments of the Founders, of equal stature, who opposed Ratification. The arguments of those “anti-federalists” seem more compelling than those of the supporters of the Constitution. Who was right, especially given where the country is today? Hard question.   In this episode, Tom Fleming joins Bob to discuss this intriguing issue. Tom is perhaps America’s greatest historian and most prolific writer on the subject of early American history. This show cannot be missed.

The Great Founding Fathers

This Sunday, Bob will interview author Jack Rakove about his bestselling book “Revolutionaries.” Rakove, a Professor of history, American studies and political science at This Sunday, Bob will interview author Jack Rakove about his bestselling book “Revolutionaries.” Rakove, a Professor of history, American studies and political science at Stanford University, will discuss how the principles and ideas of the founding founders were so advanced that they are still relevant in this day and age. They will also discuss the contributions of each founding father from famous founder John Adams to lesser known founder John Jay and the ways in which they shaped this great country together.