Populism, Liberty, and Progress in Friedrich von Gentz and Thomas Babington Macaulay


This conference focused on two views of the American experience: Friedrich von Gentz's positive comparison of the American Revolution with that of the French, and Thomas Babington Macaulay's critique of the Constitution as "all sail and no anchor."


Conference Readings

Gentz, Friedrich von. The Origin and Principles of the American Revolution Compared with the Origin and Principles of the French Revolution. Translated by John Quincy Adams. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010.

Macaulay, Thomas Babington. What Did Macaulay Say About America? Text of Four Letters to Henry S. Randall. New York City: New York Public Library, 1935.