#1187 What Would Jefferson Say?

Clay S. Jenkinson talks about an article written by Hugh Sidey which appeared in Time magazine in 1978. Sidey writes about his visit with the acclaimed Thomas Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone. Describing Jefferson, Malone says, “Jefferson was a humanist in the complete sense of the word. Human beings always came first … His world is gone. His standards and values went with rural life.” Near the end of the show, Clay receives a very special present from long-time listener, and friend of the Jefferson Hour, Brad Crisler.

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Truman B. Crisler's fine portrait miniature of Jefferson.

Truman B. Crisler's fine portrait miniature of Jefferson.

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Something has happened that has never happened in the United States before: a woman has been nominated for president by one of the two major political parties.

This is an innovation that the American people are not prepared for — nor am I.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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1776 Club: Dumas Malone

The public domain image comes courtesy NYPL Digital Collections.

The public domain image comes courtesy NYPL Digital Collections.

Clay S. Jenkinson talks about an article written by Hugh Sidey and the Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone.

Dumas Malone was the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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