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Michael McConnell, Tuesday, October 6, 2015

– Good evening, and welcome to the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. My name Schwin Yul, and I’m one of the two athenaeum fellows this year. The debate over the limits of executive power is one with deep historical roots. During the period of royal absolutism, English monarchs asserted a right to dispense with parliamentary statutes […]

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Larry Kramer, Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Larry Kramer, Tuesday, April 7, 2015

– Good evening and welcome to the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. My name is Dante Toppo and I’m one of our two student fellows, this year. And, despite recent appearances, the American political system is, in fact, founded on compromise and consensus. The Constitution itself was a product of contentious debate between our nation’s Founders. […]

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Corey Brettschneider
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Corey Brettschneider

Hello and welcome. My name is Romie Furter. And I’m Poloma Palmer. We’re research assistants at the Salvatori Center, which is sponsoring this talk. Our speaker today is Professor Corey Brettschneider, a professor of political science at Brown University, who has written a number of political philosophy books and constitutionalism, including When the State Speaks, […]

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