I have found a podcast series called “Presidential.” It’s a few years old now, but it takes the listener from Washington to Biden, giving each president one episode. One episode for Abraham Lincoln. One episode for Rutherford B Hayes. Quite the challenge. I am posting a link to the one on Jefferson, but you canContinue reading “Dealing with difficult history”
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Thoughts on Independence Day, Part 2
Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder. — GEORGE WASHINGTON However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurpContinue reading “Thoughts on Independence Day, Part 2”
Thomas Jefferson and OPEN Education
I am revisiting an old documentary on Thomas Jefferson and was reminded of his design for the University of Virginia. He didn’t want any matriculation or granted degrees. He believed people should come and learn. They would leave when they felt they had an education. Leave it to an administrator to goof that up.