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Julian Bond

Guest commentary

...all men are created equal... —Declaration of Independence, 1776

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Peter Nicolaisen
"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." --Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.
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William Quandt
<blockquote> <em>"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." <cite>--Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.</cite></em> </blockquote>MORE »
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Anna Berkes

Hot off the press (almost) from another of our former ICJS fellows, Jeff Matsuura, is...MORE »

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Gordon Wood

Guest commentary

When Jefferson penned these words he was thinking of the kind of participatory "ward" democracy...MORE »

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Peter Onuf

Guest commentary

Jefferson's letter to Cabell is one of the fullest elaborations of his federal theory (the other is...MORE »

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Jack Rackove

Guest commentary

"man ... feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day..." --Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, February 2, 1816

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Frank Cogliano

Guest commentary

man ... feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day... --Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, February 2, 1816

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Anna Berkes

One of our alert former fellows brought Hillary Clinton's quotation of Jefferson during her recent Secretary of State confirmation hearings to my attention.  Of course I can't help...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

I've just laboriously sussed out the farthest points north, south, east and west Jefferson ever traveled and put it up on the Encyclopedia here.  I find this handy when people ask us if,...MORE »

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