As we prepare for our conversation with Danielle Allen, I wanted to offer this recording of the Declaration of Independence. It runs for just over 10 minutes. The Declaration is a remarkably short document at 1,137 words.
As you listen, be thinking of your questions for Dr. Allen. What lessons does the Declaration hold for us today? What have you been thinking about Dr. Allen’s thesis, put forth at the start of her book– “Equality and liberty–these are the summits of human empowerment; they are the twinned foundations of democracy. What fragile foundations they are!”