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Author: Roger Kimball

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Franklin’s Admonition

This post was originally published on realclearpolitics.com. “A republic, if you can keep it.” That was Ben Franklin’s famous response when asked, as the Constitutional Convention ended in 1787, what sort of government the delegates had crafted. Time was, I thought Franklin’s answer droll. But as July 4, 2020, comes into view, I wonder. A republic…