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So, I just joined Goodreads , a large online community for readers, and lo and behold, there is a...More >>
Our new project at the Jefferson Encyclopedia centers around heirloom seeds and plants from the...More >>
In the October 27th issue of Newsweek, you can read an article entitled " It's Not Easy Bein' Blue " and Jefferson is mentioned. The author argues that for the most part we are a center-right country and it has been like that for a lot longer than we may think. Jefferson is part of the "staple tenets of the central faith in American political ideologies" like private property, individual choice over government mandate, and individual opportunity.More >>
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Looking at Washington D.C. today it is hard to imagine it during Jefferson's time. Scott Berg's new...More >>
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Well, "It's the economy, stupid" is back in this election year in a big way! So, I have to bring up Jefferson's debt in the course of making us feel a little better. He loved to spend the money and he made some unwise decisions, and his family paid a big price for it.More >>
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Part of my work for the Jefferson Encyclopedia is to canvass the Information Files here at the...More >>
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In his new book, The Leaders We Deserve (and a few we didn't) , Alvin Felzenberg does not create...More >>
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Picking up a recent Economist magazine, an article discusses how desalination of the oceans for...More >>
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As a book reviewer, I found myself looking at a new book entitled: The Pursuit of Glory: Europe,...More >>
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