Thomas Jefferson

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    Revisiting Forrest McDonald’s Jefferson Lecture in praise of the Constitution

    In the office, Bob Luebke and I got into a recent discussion on the late historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016). McDonald was a professor who spent much of his time at the University of Alabama and wrote extensively on early America and its founding. Luebke mentioned the…
    Ray Nothstine, April 5, 2021
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    Would Thomas Jefferson Be Surprised By Today’s Political Divide?

    We say we can’t remember a time when our country has been more divided? Is that really the case? Would Thomas Jefferson be surprised? Perplexed? Concerned? Find out we host a Living History event featuring Thomas Jefferson and John Adams debating the future of our nation. Join us…
    Donna Martinez, October 10, 2017
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    Bill Anderson, education, and democracy

    In a Charlotte Observer op-ed, Bill Anderson, executive director of Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, asks the question, “Do we no longer see education as the cornerstone of democracy?” We could spend a lot of time considering the “we” and defining “education” and pondering the needs of a thriving…
    Terry Stoops, May 18, 2011