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Rudalevige: Bowdoin’s ‘Founding Principles’ Series Aims to Tackle ‘Constitutional Illiteracy’ (Monkey Cage) Archives

Founding Principles Chapter One from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Writing in the Washington Post blog Monkey Cage, Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, expressed dismay over the level of public ignorance in the US over constitutional issues.

To try to combat this “constitutional illiteracy,” Monkey Cage is publishing Bowdoin’s “Founding Principles” video series, narrated by Rudalevige, every Tuesday over the summer. The first of the fifteen episodes deals with what he describes as “the most basic of the Constitution’s principles: the separation of powers.”

Read Rudalevige’s latest Monkey Cage piece featuring the first of the “Founding Principles” series.

One thought on “Rudalevige: Bowdoin’s ‘Founding Principles’ Series Aims to Tackle ‘Constitutional Illiteracy’ (Monkey Cage)

  1. Bill Kelly

    Thank you! Constitutional illiteracy is indeed rampant and it’s encouraging to see Bowdoin rise to meet this challenge. At age 65 (Bowdoin ’73), I am often shocked that younger people know nothing about our founding principles or documents, including a “The Federalist Papers.” I look forward to seeing how Prof. Rudalevige outlines the differences between the principles embodied in these documents and those that have given rise to the soft tyranny of progressivism.

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