"Editor’s Note: What is the duty of government? What are the rights of man in a civilized society? What is the purpose of law? Mortimer Adler, scholar of, and advocate for, the Great Books, attempts to answer these questions and more in the following interview. Interposed with scenes of discussion from a seminar conducted at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland concerning his book, We Hold These Truths (1987), Dr. Adler paints a compelling and well-informed narrative of the establishment, and development, of our nation."Posted at The Imaginative Conservative. Includes video.
See American State Papers in Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 43, (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 40.