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Chad

Just in time for July 4, the annual run of Jefferson-related articles starts rolling in:

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Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes
It would be gilding the lily somewhat for me to try to talk too much about this, so I'll just say that author/artist Maira Kalman visited Monticello and captured the experience in one of her trademark picture-essay blog entries, entitled "Time Wastes Too Fast."  It is, in the words of one commenter...MORE »
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Chad

In her latest piece for the New York Times, Maira Kalman presents a moving and funny homage to Jefferson and Monticello following a recent visit to Charlottesville. Reader reaction has been very positive.  Over 250 comments posted were in under 24 hours, with many including references...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

True Story: In 1820-something, John Adlum, one of America's first wine geeks and sometime correspondent of our TJ's, writes to his friend Nicholas Longworth, "In bringing this grape [by which he meant the Catawba] into public notice, I have rendered my country a greater service, than I would...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Food and drink
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Anna Berkes

As I believe I mentioned in a previous blog post, this fall will mark the 200th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis's untimely and weird death on the Natchez Trace.  To prepare for the momentous occasion, I felt...MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Anna Berkes
Since I set up my Google Alert, which allows me to track when new mentions of "Thomas Jefferson" appear on the Internet, I've been amazed to see that there is almost always a tiny little wave of rhetorical consultations of TJ in reaction to each big news story.  In essence, every time something big...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

First off, apologies (again) for the lackadaisical nature of my blogging in the last few weeks.  I fear the pace may slow down a bit as we...MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Charles F. Irons

Guest commentary.

What an effort, my dear Sir, of bigotry in Politics & Religion have we gone through! The barbarians really flattered themselves they should be able to bring back the times of Vandalism, when ignorance put everything into the hands of...MORE »
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John Whitehead
<p><strong>Guest commentary</strong></p> <blockquote><em>I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free...MORE »
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Chad

In seeking to set a new tone for relations between the United States and the Muslim world, President Obama invoked the words of Thomas Jefferson and referenced...MORE »

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Jefferson Today

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