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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

What Makes a Democratic Leader? George Washington's Epic Fail

Christopher P. Magra, Associate Professor of Early American HistoryCollege of Arts and Sciences

​Can we say that the American Revolution brought about democratic change if there were undemocratic elements in that revolution? Is it possible that George Washington was both a freedom fighter and a tyrant? What is the nature of democratic leadership? This talk will answer all these questions, and more. In under 400 seconds.

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