Charlie Rose: A Conversation with author Simon Schama about his “The American Future: A History”

Posted by Kendall Harmon

CHARLIE ROSE: All right. That segues perfectly into this. So, but I’m interested...

SIMON SCHAMA: Yes.

CHARLIE ROSE: Became passionately in love with America as much as the Americans. What did you fall in love with?

SIMON SCHAMA: Oh, you know, the division of powers. Isn’t that the dullest question -- the dullest answer to the most interesting question? By which I mean the liveliness of American politics.

Watch it all (just over 30 1/2 minutes). Look for the comments on Europe's view of this administration and the previous one and for the wonderful Hamlet quote.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchHistory* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in GeneralOffice of the PresidentPresident George BushPresident Barack Obama* International News & CommentaryAmerica/U.S.A.

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