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Anna Berkes
I feel obliged to inform you, if you didn't already know, that it's Thomas Jefferson's 266th birthday today.  In honor of the day, I thought I'd direct your attention to a lovely essay I discovered a few weeks ago: "...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

Jefferson's got something uncannily insightful to say about everything (or so it seems), so I suppose it was only a matter of time before comparisons of the current Somali Pirate Situation to Jefferson's Barbary Pirate Situation starting popping up like daffodils. Just a...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

October, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis's bizarre death, and oh what a smorgasbord of Lewisiana there is to wallow around in this year. This past Sunday the Chicago Sun-Times...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

In the latest issue of Common-Place ("The Journal We Don't Pay For"), Alison L. LaCroix relates how she, another professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and some intrepid law students tried to get inside the legal minds of the Founding Fathers by reading the same fiction they...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

I've been curiously watching the flutterings about this in the news for the past week or so - the Seattle Atheists are running a bus ad campaign featuring quotations by Jefferson and some...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
The National Weather Service bestows awards each year for outstanding-ness in their Cooperative Weather Observer Program; the award is, appropriately enough, named after Thomas Jefferson.  This year's winner is...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

Last September, I received a question from someone looking for a Jefferson letter titled, "The Value of Constitutions."  Jefferson didn't usually bother to give his letters titles, so this was a bit puzzling.  I finally figured out that this letter had been published in a...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

Once-and-future ICJS fellow Andrea Wulf published a...MORE »

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Bryan
So, I just joined Goodreads, a large online community for readers, and lo and behold, there is a Thomas Jefferson book discussion group and forum, called The Monticello Cabinet!  It started this past January, and with 9 members, they are...MORE »
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Anna Berkes
The Mental Floss blog is having a Tournament of Genius instead.  Thomas Jefferson was pitted against Bill James in round 1 (Division II) and...MORE »
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