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Eric Johnson

Ben Gelber, meteorologist and author of The Pennsylvania Weather Book, wrote an op-ed piece in today's New York Times in which he examines how Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other luminaries of 18th-century science debated issues of climate in their own day.

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Chad

Monticello staff members were tickled to see Thomas Jefferson and James Madison referred to (and accurately, we might add) in a recent article  in the satirical...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
This blog entry came up in my Google Alert a few days ago - its main focus is actually a cathedral in Saigon, but it incidentally mentions a fascinating little episode in Jefferson's life of which I was heretofore unaware.MORE »
Author: 
Anna Berkes

If you've been following this blog, or even talking to me on a regular basis, you know that we went through an extraordinarily obnoxious patch a year or so ago in which we were getting fake Jefferson quotation questions about every 4 minutes or so.  This seemed to be largely due to some sort of...MORE »

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Chad
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Eric Johnson

In an op-ed piece in today's Boston Globe, Lou Ureneck takes to task the sorry state of modern-day civic affairs.  He begins by describing Jefferson,...MORE »

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Chad

USATODAY columnist Oliver Thomas writes "And the wall . . . comes tumbling down."

Visit Monticello in Virginia this fall and if you listen carefully, you might hear something out of the ordinary: Thomas

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Anna Berkes

In case you didn't know, it was Banned Books Week last week - the American Library Association decreed it.  And if you're following the...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

In February, we discussed recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon by artist Kerry Marshall in the atrium of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  In...MORE »

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Adam Jortner

Guest commentary

I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he [Christ] wished anyone to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; and believing he never claimed any other....MORE »

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