Off to Princeton tomorrow to discuss the late great Founding Fathers. It’s a program, “Leadership in the Early Republic,” co-sponsored by The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Woodrow Wilson School Program in Leadership Studies. Gordon Wood gives the keynote tomorrow night on George Washington; then Saturday we have Alan Taylor on John Adams, Barbara Oberg on Thomas Jefferson, Lance Banning on James Madison and Joanne Freeman on Alexander Hamilton. I have the task, delightful considering the subjects, unenviable considering the star power of my predecessors, of summing it all up. The website is here.
How would Cornerites rank these men as leaders?, 1 through 5, 1 being best?