Skip to content

Rasmussen's book Fears of a Setting Sun featured in NY Times article

July 28, 2021

The New York Times

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Dennis C. Rasmussen


Professor Dennis Rasmussen's book, "Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders," was featured in the New York Times article, "George Washington Feared for America and Other Truths About the Founders We’ve Frozen in Time." In his book, Rasmussen discusses the later-in-life correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, all of who feared for the fate of the American republic following their service in the government they created. The article's author cites the importance of having that perspective, especially now when millions of Americans are fearful for the future of democracy. 


Communications and Media Relations Office
500 Eggers Hall