“… of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, #1
Every progressive needs to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterful hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton now that it is on Disney Plus. And not just because Hamilton himself warned against demagogues like Donald Trump.
Indeed, the power of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play’s language is so great every progressive should memorize the entire score—as I argue in my book, How to Go Viral and Reach Millions: Top Persuasion Secrets from Social Media Superstars, Jesus, Shakespeare, Oprah, and Even Donald Trump.
That was just one of the many remarkable things I learned in the spring of 2016 when I took my mother to see the retelling of the life, loves, and losses of Alexander Hamilton—entirely in rap and song.
Here’s why watching Hamilton on Disney Plus is a must.