America the Bebop

Can a gov­ern­ment swing? You know, the way a great jazz band does? Is it pos­si­ble to find that mag­i­cal bal­ance between indi­vid­ual free­dom and what’s good for the group? Dr. Wes­ley Watkins has a unique view of democ­racy — that at its best it’s got the tone and tim­bre of the best jazz ensem­bles, where there’s struc­ture but there’s also plenty of room to solo.   Learn more at

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