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Danielle Allen, Our Declaration

February 25, 201546 min
Do you know who authored the Declaration of Independence?

If you answered “Thomas Jefferson,” you would be wrong.

Jefferson merely composed the first draft of a document others created.

In this episode, Danielle Allen, Foundation Professor at the Institute of Advanced Study and author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, leads us on an exploration of the Declaration of Independence.

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