Pursuit of Happiness Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... inalienable rights engraved on walls across the country and on our national psyche. But what about that last one? Join Lynn Neary to discuss the history of happiness as a political right.

Guests:

Pauline Maier
*Author, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (Vintage: July 1998)
*Professor of American history at MIT

Darrin McMahon
*Associate professor of European history at Florida State University
*Author, Happiness: A History (Grove Atlantic: 2004)

Randy Barnett
*Law professor, Boston University
*Author, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press: 2000) and Restoring the Lost Constitution: Presumption of Liberty (Princeton: fall 2003)

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... inalienable rights engraved on walls across the country and on our national psyche. But what about that last one? Join Lynn Neary to discuss the history of happiness as a political right.

Guests:

Pauline Maier
*Author, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (Vintage: July 1998)
*Professor of American history at MIT

Darrin McMahon
*Associate professor of European history at Florida State University
*Author, Happiness: A History (Grove Atlantic: 2004)

Randy Barnett
*Law professor, Boston University
*Author, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press: 2000) and Restoring the Lost Constitution: Presumption of Liberty (Princeton: fall 2003)