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In an article on Beliefnet , Steven Waldman, author of Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty , reports on a new study that "reveals that a rapidly growing number of Americans hold the belief system that used to be described as Deism." The study, done by researchersMore >>
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Jefferson Today
That would be a great name for a band, wouldn't it? Or a car. Alas, no, it's my latest book acquisition, and although I do poke gentle fun at my Gilded Pig, it really is a great little find. I've been scouring the Internets for undiscovered works of genius by Marie Kimball , and came across a book she wrote - more of a pamphMore >>
Several years ago, a visitor to Monticello emailed me and asked about something they'd seen in the...More >>
Two articles with TJ/Monticello content in the latest issue of Early American Life : "The Faces of a Generation," by Audrey J. Wolfe, about sculptor John Browere (who did a near-deadly life mask of Jefferson - there's a rather horrifying description of the proceedings by granddaughter Virginia here )More >>
A new intriguing book on the shelves: Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the...More >>
In a recent op-ed piece for the Daily Telegraph online, Conservative MP Daniel Hannan writes about...More >>
In a recent entry on the Huffington Post , Michael Meranze, History Professor at UCLA, quotes...More >>
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Our friend Rick Britton is offering a class through the Charlottesville Senior Center entitled "...More >>
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There was a little mini-explosion of chatter over the last week on What Jefferson Thought About Intelligent Design. I wasn't aware that Jefferson thought about intelligent design, but as we all know, if you use Thomas Jefferson's name in your argument, you automatically win. Double points for including a relevant quotation.More >>
Over the July 4th weekend I celebrated by watching a lot of Founding-Fathery patriotic television...More >>

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