Amity Shlaes: Calvin Coolidge and Virtue | BRI Scholar Talks
Tony is joined by Amity Shlaes, author of the best-selling books on Coolidge and on the Great Society, to discuss her fascinating essay on Calvin Coolidge in BRI's new digital U.S. History textbook, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. She details the virtues Coolidge developed as a young man and his views of the role of government in the early twentieth century. What actions did Coolidge take as president to support his ideals of a limited government and create a prosperous free-market economy during the 1920s? And how did Coolidge acknowledge constitutional principles and civic virtues in his domestic and foreign policy?