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continues with the claremont college professor george thomas on his book the founders and the idea of a national university. this is about 20 minutes. >> on your screen is claremont government professor george thomas. his book is called the founders of the university. what is the national university? it a number of leading a factors, thomas jefferson and the idea in short was the constitutional order created we took for granted in our day was in the process of being built and they turned to education as a way to foster and further the political culture and ideas to sustain the constitutional ord order. >> what would it look like and what would it teach? >> we go back centuries and look at what they looked like in the day and now the national institutions and by and large secular institutions of education, harvard, yale, princeton. that's not what they looked like at the time. at the time they were by and large parochial sectarian institutions, and theology was lost in the organizing basis of the curriculum. so it gets a backdrop and there was an idea that we had a profound mismatch betw
mckenna government professor george thomas whose book is called "the founders and the idea of a national university". here's the cover. professor thomas, what is the national university? >> guest: well a national university was an idea put forward by a number of founders. george washington, james madison, benjamin franklin, thomas jefferson and the idea really in short was that the new constitutional order created which we take for granted in our day was really in the process of being built and they turned to education as ones have a way of trying to foster further the kind of political culture, the kind of idea of the kind of education they thought was necessary to sustain that constitutional order. >> host: what would it look like? what would it teach? >> guest: what is really unique about the idea of a national university at the time is i mean first we have to sometimes go back two centuries and think what did our educational systems look like in today and by me think about what are now national institutions of education and by and large secular institutions of education harvard yale
your screen is claremont mckenna government professor george thomas. is a book called the founders and the idea of national university. here's the cover pair professor thomas, was a national university? >> guest: will come in the national university was an idea put forward by a number of leading founders. many of the name she think of, george washington, james madison, benjamin franklin, thomas jefferson and the idea really in chart was that the new constitutional order created, which we take for granted in our day was really in the process of being built and they turned to education as one central way of trying to foster in further the kind of political culture, the kind of education they thought was necessary to sustain that constitutional order. >> host: what would it look like? what we teach? >> guest: what's really unique about the idea of a national university at the time is that, i mean, first week it goes back two centuries and think what the dark educationalists institutions look like and today what we think are now institutional education, harvard, yale, princeton, that i
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