Woodard discusses America’s contested founding story on BYU radio’s Top of Mind
The Nationhood Lab Director was the guest on Brigham Young University radio’s popular public affairs program and podcast hosted by Julie Rose and argued for the need for a revitalized civic national narrative for the United States
“At the point when the people who had fought the American Revolution were passing from the stage they needed a real answer to ‘ok, who are we?’ and ‘what does it mean to be an American or a citizen of the United States,'” Woodard told host Julie Rose. “And there was a growing realization that if they didn’t come up with a solution that the union would fall apart.”
Rose also spoke with Peter Meineck, professor of classics at New York University, and Abby Reisman, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, for the conversation parsing the complications of agreeing and teaching our national story.
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