I have never watched anything by Ken Burns, the famous documentary film maker. Now that he has tackled Benjamin Franklin, I am even less interested. In 2017 MM wrote a paper called Benjamin Franklin: Premier British Spook, which fit in nicely with my own thinking on the American Revolution. It is a British template, one that the Americans would later use on Cuba. The idea is to take a people infected with revolutionary fervor, and let them have their silly revolution,
In the end, however, it will still be British or American agents in charge, masquerading as patriots and heroes. Thus did we have our Founding Fathers, perhaps all of them compromised, or those not, those who were true believers, marginalized or cashiered.
If anyone is searching for a project, I will be glad to assist and publish with full credit given where due. Does anyone care to sit through a four-hour Ken Burns documentary, take notes, even write it up? You have a forum here if interested. I realize it is an arduous task. My biggest problem with Burns in the past has been that I think him very shallow. See if you agree.