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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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John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: From Friendship to Antagonism to Reconciliation

I was tempted to title this piece “The DNA of the United States of America, Part 3.” I have already written of the rivalry between Adams and Jefferson for the Presidency of the USA in the year 1800, and on … Continue reading

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