Sunday, June 1, 2014

353. Benjamin Franklin and Confucius Lecture in St. Johns University

The above is the web page for Dr. Dave Wang's academic lecture on Benjamin Franklin and Confucius in 2007. The reason I put it here is that a very special guest sit in the lecture. Dr. Mark Skousen, the 8th generation direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin, came to listen to the lecture. It was a great lecture. Dr. Skousen and other scholars from the Benjamin Franklin Friends Association raised many good questions. In the same year Dr.Skousen finished his book The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1757) (Vol. I),(Regnery Publishing, 2007) A must-read for everyone interested in American history, Franklin’s engaging autobiography paints a vivid portrait, in his own words, of the man who would become one of America’s most beloved Founding Fathers. With an introduction and edited by direct descendant Mark Skousen, this classic and beloved book is well followed by The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, which finishes what the original Autobiography begins, taking the reader from 1757 through Franklin’s death in 1790 – years for which Ben Franklin is most famous. ,

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