On September 8, 2005, noted journalist, television commentator, critic, and "partially recovered Marxist" Christopher Hitchens used wit, charm, and, occasionally, scorn to make his case for Jefferson as the key figure among the Founders in shaping America's ideals. This talk was sponsored by Matthews Development Company.
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1. Introduction: "The most fascinating of the Founding Fathers" (3:16)