A review: “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our Country” by Thomas Ricks

First Principles is an indispensable work that must permeate classrooms and personal libraries. Thomas Ricks bestows several years of study to include: Aristotle, Plutarch, Cato, Cicero, Presidential personal letters, journals, Greek, Roman, and Scottish history (sixty-four pages of notes with endless resources) neatly packaged into Parts I, II, and III with the epilogue being the crowning jewel.

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