This past weekend, renowned historian Gordon Wood (in my opinion the best historian of early America) was on In Depth, a program where he talked about his career, research, books and even answered several questions from viewers. For those who don't know Wood, he is the author of several books including the highly successful The Radicalism of the American Revolution for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, Empire of Liberty is perhaps his most thorough and best of all.
The reason I post this video here is because I know that the history of early America can sometimes be tough to understand, especially when you have voices on both the left and the right hijacking the legacy of the founders to support their respective agendas. For this reason I HIGHLY RECOMMEND listening to or reading Gordon Wood instead of the nonsense you hear out there from the Glenn Beck's of the world.
You can watch the broadcast by clicking here. Enjoy!