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Some Scholars Reject Dark Portrait of Jefferson–NYTimes

November 27, 2012

I do not place Jefferson on a pedestal, nor wish to suppress the responsible truth, but the darker portraits of Jefferson that have emerged over the past couple of decades have implicitly served to undermine his ideals for the American republic. That is a loss we cannot endure, considering how these ideals have come under serious attack of recent, particularly from the Patriot Act.


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