My newsletter today draws on the death of the World’s Apostle of Liberty and the now-moribund society of liberty he fought to found. A snippet:
Washington was bled repeatedly during his final hours. As historian Lewis Lehrman described it, “Washington did not lack for the best medical care, but unfortunately for Washington that included ‘bleeding’ him of nearly half his blood.”
The loss was senseless, made worse by the knowledge in hindsight that the best experts available to Washington adhered to a theory that was flat, dead wrong.
Concerning that last line: as Signor Benedick might say, there’s a double meaning in that.