John Trumbull, “Declaration of Independence” (1819)
Independence Day
A Tyrant Is Unfit to Be the Ruler of a Free People

The original appeal of the Declaration of Independence.

Published on: July 3, 2020
Charles Edel is a senior fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre and previously served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s policy planning staff from 2015 to 2017. He is co-author of The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order.
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