The Art of Political Freedom: Alexander von Humboldt and the Hudson River School

In this RTF Lecture (delivered as a sequel to Benjamin West and Samuel Morse's Cultural War ), I introduce another episode in an ongoing series of lectures on the topic of classical painting with a focus on the political fight to establish a new type of nation on the earth premised upon the belief that each individual is sovereign. This political ideal requires, of course, an integration of the emotions and reason which only art