#1119 An Infinite Capacity

In 1950, Julian P. Boyd, Professor of history at Princeton University, published his first volume of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Boyd, like many others, felt that Jefferson had an unbelievable range and depth. This week Julian Boyd's ideas are presented to President Jefferson for his comment. In the out-of-character segment, Clay S. Jenkinson refers to Boyd's work and explain's his own view that Jefferson had a "particular form of genius; an infinite capacity for taking pains." Clay ends the program by reminding us that Jefferson said, "The fact of the book means that liberty is on the rise and tyranny is on the wane."


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