#1499 The Enlightenment with Joseph Ellis


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Clay Jenkinson and Joe Ellis discuss the Enlightenment, a European intellectual movement that happened between 1680 and 1840 that believed in rationality, science, the rights of man and the possibility that humans could govern themselves. Joseph Ellis says that the very basis of the Enlightenment was truth and truth seeking.

Mentioned on this episode: PBS: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, PBS: Ben Franklin

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