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Jonathan Lyons - The Society For Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin And Friends Brought The Enlightenment To America

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 7:00p

Jun 13 2013 8:00 pmThe American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 in response to Benjamin Franklin's idea that the new nation should engage in improving the world though learned inquiry. Lyons, former Reuters correspondent and author of The House of Wisdom, traces the development and mission of the Society and portrays many of the familiar Founding Fathers as advocates of practical invention and self-reliance.The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the… Show more

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