Dec 8, 2020
In this sixth episode of Season 4 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II discusses Federalist 24-29 and three Anti-Federalist writings in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman.
Dr. Gregg discusses the different views of standing armies and militias held by the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Their debates considered the need for a standing army, control of state militias, and how to protect against abuses of power. Much has changed in the way Americans view the military and these founding debates help to inform the evolution of our culture.
Section 5, pp.155-194 of Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America.
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Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director
Producer and Editor: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator
Co-Editor: Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar