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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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Eric Johnson

 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 researchers MORE »

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Anna Berkes

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 pamph MORE »

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