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Liberty, State, & Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson

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Author of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat in France, leader of the opposition to the Federalists, president of the United States, critical conscience of the country, Thomas Jefferson is the most widely studied, fascinating and genuinely representative founding father of the entire age, a classical liberal "philosopher-king" that America produced in the birth thro ...more
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by Mercer University Press
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Bigheadwalt
Jan 02, 2017 Bigheadwalt rated it it was amazing
This book has the best passage I have found that compares and contrasts the interests and policy differences between "the Virginian" (Jefferson) and Hamilton.
Also, outlines the honest, Classical Liberal mind that is all about states rights and further expanding circles of influence expirement of government that the founders and Jefferson expounded that was for all practical purposes ended with the election of Lincoln.

Book is a bit "heady" and written at a more advanced level, but approachable an
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The American Conservative
'Liberty, State, and Union is a truly impressive volume. Bassani seeks to lay bare the fundamental presuppositions of Jefferson’s politics and to uncover the philosophy underlying America’s most important founding document, the Declaration of Independence. In taking up this task, Bassani confronts some 70 years of scholarship that has attempted to sever the connection between Jefferson and Lockean natural rights.'

Read the full review, "Mr. Natural Rights," on our website:
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