Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to C. Bradley Thompson (professor & author) about John Adams who just might be the most badass of the founding fathers in US history. In this clip C. Bradley Thompson shares some amazing stories about John Adams that they don’t teach in school. C. Bradley tells a shocking story of how John Adams, with his two sons Charles and John Quincy Adams, survive a shipwreck and resort to riding donkeys over the Pyrenees mountains in the winter to get to Paris to meet with Louis XVI. He describes how it was John Adams who put his life at risk committing treason for his speech in favor of liberty and independence at the Philadelphia Convention. He also shares how John Adams was a workaholic who worked non-stop during the Revolutionary War while Thomas Jefferson resided at Monticello.
This clip is from our President’s Week special in 2018 where we partnered with Learn Liberty for five episodes about five Presidents.
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C. Bradley Thompson
Professor of Political Philosophy at Clemson University
Author of “John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty” – Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Spirit-Liberty-Bradley-Thompson/dp/0700611819
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