#1353 Humboldt and Jefferson

He was iconic in the world’s idea of what a nation could possibly be, and what an enlightened leader could possibly be.
— Clay S. Jenkinson

This week features another episode in the Jefferson Hour book club.

We discuss Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment by Sandra Rebok, which explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt and Thomas Jefferson. They met in the spring of 1804 for just a few days, but their correspondence went on for decades.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

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I’m a mere orangutan. I like to live in a temperate place.
— Clay S. Jenkinson portraying Thomas Jefferson

Tune in to your local public radio or join the 1776 Club to hear this episode of What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?

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