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Great Scots!
Aired 10/2/2003

Only three centuries ago, Scotland was a primitive country, still the scene of barbaric wars, torture, and witch trials. But not long after, Scottish philosophers created a common sense approach to the study of political economy - one whose reverberations can still be felt around the globe today. Just what did the Scottish Enlightenment contribute to America, and to the world?
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  Arthur Herman
    Coordinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program, and author of "How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It"
  Robert Galvin
    Retired Chairman of the Board of Motorola and author of America’s Founding Secret: What the Scottish Enlightenment Taught Our Founding Fathers.

Originally Aired: 3/27/2003

   
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