Author Jerry Weinberger Discusses Ben Franklin And His Book "Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought "
This event was held on May 17, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
MSU Professor Weinberger looks behind the many masks of Ben Franklin and proves that the man was far more remarkable than anyone has yet discovered!
Moral paragon, public servant, founding father; scoundrel, opportunist, womanizing phony: There are many Benjamin Franklins. For this event, Jerry Weinberger, Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University and 2007 winner of the the Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award, will reveal the real Franklin, in a lecture that explores Franklin's life and many accomplishments.
This event includes a booksigning and copies of Weinburger's book 'Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought' will be on sale. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Downtown Library May 4 - July 8 exhibit, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World