Yesterday, in recommending Karl Rove’s book The Triumph of William McKinley, Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, I mentioned Rove’s discussion of the book at AEI. As a devotee of C-SPAN’s Booknotes, I’ve heard countless authors discuss their babies (I mean books). I can’t recall a better such presentation than Rove’s.
Scott found the event on YouTube and you can watch it below. The question about the role of money (not currency) in the 1896 election at around the 1:12:00 mark is from me.