Clay S. Jenkinson discusses his book: “Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century” in the first of two shows on the subject and announces the recently completed audio version of the book to be released soon.
The Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast was recognized as one of “The Years Best Under-the-Radar Podcasts” by Mother Jones magazine. You can read the full story HERE. Says Mother Jones: Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson is a Jefferson expert and has been impersonating the nation’s third president for more than 30 years. Producing The Thomas Jefferson Hour from inside a […]
John Marshall’s “twistifications in the case of Marbury, in that of Burr, & the late Yazoo case, shew how dexterously he can reconcile law to his personal biasses.” – Jefferson to James Madison, March 5, 1810 Jefferson had a strange and now discredited relationship with the Supreme Court. Because he was an ardent republican–that is, one who believed that the people are […]
This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson presents part four in a series of biographical shows about the life of Thomas Jefferson. This week’s episode explores Jefferson as “the reluctant revolutionary”.
This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson presents part two in a series of biographical shows about the life of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s young life is discussed including his early education and the formation of his character. Mentioned is a letter Jefferson wrote on February 1, 1770 to John Page about Dabney Carr’s […]
This week, marking the start of a new year, Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson begins a series of biographical shows about the life of Thomas Jefferson in order, as he puts it, “to help understand how Jefferson became Jefferson”.
President Jefferson speaks about the significance of the New Year and how it has been measured throughout history, and about some notable occurrences on New Years day during his lifetime.
“Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For not one of us, no, not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfection, this world would be a desert for our love.” – Thomas Jefferson My beloved mentor in the humanities, Everett C. Albers, taught me the most important […]
“The most remarkeable political occurrence with us has been the treaty with England, of which no man in the US. has had the effrontery to affirm that it was not a very bad one except A.H. under the signature of Camillus. It’s most zealous defenders only pretend that it was better than war. As if […]
“I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has had very little respect for laws and constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. When I was President of the […]
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the Atmosphere.” – […]
“A favorable and a confidential opportunity offering by Mr. Dupont de Nemours, who is revisiting his native country gives me an opportunity of sending you a cipher to be used between us, which will give you some trouble to understand, but, once understood, is the easiest to use, the most indecipherable, and varied by a […]