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Alexander Hamilton: Freedom Fighter or Statist?

Robert Begley

Presented at: TOS-CON 2018

Date: Aug 16, 2018

Alexander Hamilton often gets a bad rap. Some people claim that he’s the father of central banking. Some say he’s responsible for other rights-violating aspects of the U.S. government. Some even call him a statist. In this presentation, Robert Begley will address these claims head on and set the historical and moral records straight.

Begley will show that in addition to fighting relentlessly to establish and maintain political freedom in America, Hamilton worked in myriad ways to make America an economic powerhouse—a powerhouse that would soon give rise to a level of human flourishing undreamt of by people in Hamilton’s time. Mr. Begley will deliver this lecture dressed as Hamilton—and with a smattering of “good rap” drawn from Hamilton: An American Musical.


Parts: 1

Handout: none