A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
I tend to feel old when I see the new trend of "private history" replace the old focus on the public acts of political figures. I agree with David Post about Jefferson's private affairs in his final sentence: "But to claim that that has something to do with Jefferson’s historical legacy is truly preposterous."Perhaps this is why I could never get through Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals." Who cares about Rousseau parenting or Marx's treatment of his maid? It strikes me as ad hominem.
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