text of presentation by Corinne Porter of the National Archives
The John Adams Institute provides an independent podium for American culture in the Netherlands. For three decades, we have brought the best and the brightest of American thinking from the fields of literature, politics, history, and technology. Love it or hate it, what happens in the United States is of continuing relevance for the rest of the world. We host a number of public events with the goal of examining cultural phenomena related to the United States, be that of national or international concern.