Will Wilkinson on Thomas Jefferson

The more I read about the guy, the more I dislike him. He was without doubt a man of incandescent brilliance. But he also seems to have been sly, creepy, and an insufferable snob, in addition to having been a racist, slaveholding, anti-cosmopolitan, anti-commercial, Jacobin utopian. When his visage appears on Cato promotional material, as it so often does, I try to stay positive.

I like that Jefferson cared so much about food, but I’ve never found his political writings very illuminating.  Read the whole post, Will serves up some other controversial opinions.


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