Regular listeners and blog readers know my developing abolitionism as a role model for a sustainability movement. I’ve hosted several top scholars on the history of abolitionism in England and America, as well as the relevant constitutional law.
Today’s guest is a top historian and I found our conversation fascinating. He knows the history like an encyclopedia and can analyze it to answer my questions immediately.
We talk about anti-slavery politics, abolitionism, Frederick Douglass’s interpretation of the Constitution over time and in comparison to William Lloyd Garrison’s and slave owners’, and more.
The big question we pursue is can we use the Constitution to make our nation sustainable? If so, how?
You’ll hear I’m narrowing in on answers. David and I will speak again. This conversation sets the groundwork. I believe it’s history in the making, in that it’s leading to political solutions for our environmental problems caused by our culture.