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What Was it About George Washington…

  … that made him “the indispensible man,” as described by historian James Thomas Flexner? And what was it about him that elicited these encomiums from his contemporaries upon his death? “First in war, first in peace, and first in … Continue reading

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“…when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

The title of today’s entry is from an address made, April 29,1962, by President John F. Kennedy in welcoming a group of Nobel Prize winners to a dinner in their honor at The White House. The extended quote is: “I … Continue reading

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