On the first episode of 2020 for The Tatiana Show, we learn some real history from our guest Kevin Gutzman. He is a New York Times best-selling author of five books including The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and his most recent, Thomas Jefferson- Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America. Professor Gutzman teaches history at Western Connecticut State University and at former guest Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom.
With the current impeachment of Donald Trump by the House, Dr. Gutzman provides some historical context of the process and what are the correct reasons to impeach under the U.S. constitution. We discuss the origins of impeachment developed in the English House of Commons as a check on the king’s power and the professor provides some examples in history when the process was used such as against Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford during 17th. Century England and U.S. supreme court justice Samuel Chase.
Dr. Gutzman gives his take on the current political climate of America and answers the question of why the establishment is constantly undermining Donald Trump and his predictions for the 2020 election.
We discuss nullification and can it be an effective means to curb the ever increasing size of the federal government, whether the population has become too docile and apathetic to shrink Washington’s power, and Professor Gutzman’s opinions of alternatives to the broken education system.
About the Guests:
Kevin R. C. Gutzman is the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including the new Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America , a History Book Club Selection. Gutzman is Professor and former Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University and a faculty member at LibertyClassroom.com . He holds a bachelor's degree (With Honors and With Special Honors in History), a master of public affairs degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Gutzman's first book was the New York Times best-seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution , which was a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club. It is the only Jeffersonian account of American constitutional history. His second book, Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 , explores the issue what the Revolutionaries made of the Revolution in Thomas Jefferson’s home state. After that, he co-authored Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama with New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. His fourth book, James Madison and the Making of America , a Main Selection of the History Book Club, received positive reviews from The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Southern History, The Washington Times, and numerous other publications. His latest book, Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America , published on January 31, 2017, was a Selection of the History Book Club.
Gutzman's essay “Lincoln as Jeffersonian: The Colonization Chimera” appeared in Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race, and his “James Madison and Ratification: A Triumph Over Adversity” appeared in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe. His scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The Review of Politics, and The Journal of the Historical Society, among other publications. He has written a hundred book reviews for outlets scholarly and popular, and he has contributed three dozen essays to historical encyclopedias. Gutzman has written for numerous popular magazines and newspapers, including Canada’s National Post, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.
Kevin R. C. Gutzman has appeared on hundreds of radio programs, such as NPR’s “Backstory With the American History Guys” and many of the most prominent commercial programs, terrestrial and satellite, as well as on national television programs including C-SPAN 2's “BookTV,” CNN's “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Fox News's “The Glenn Beck Program” (both with Beck and with Judge Andrew Napolitano), and NewsMax TV, besides on the BBC and several local television broadcasts. He has been interviewed by reporters from major outlets such as the AP, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Washington Post, The Hartford Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle online, Investor's Business Daily, Money Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, and The New York Times, among others.
Gutzman was a featured expert in the documentary movies “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, Jurist” and “Nullification: The Rightful Remedy.”
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