An excellent biography. It gives a clear understanding of Jefferson's
thought and character as well as the temper of his times. Nock incorporates
knowledge of the nature of the state and the market to explain not only Jefferson's
politics, but also Hamilton's, Adams', and Washington's. It is an excellent
application of Beardian-libertarian class analysis to a crucial period of history.
Yet the emphasis is not on politics, but on the civilized, cultured, curious genius
of a well-rounded and extremely important man.
Year Read: 1973
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