I’m in Rome, surrounded by young Catholics, and realizing of a sudden that it is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. He was born on 13 April 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He’d be 273 today. Jefferson would have loved to see Rome, and Naples, and Pompeii, and Vicenza, and Herculaneum. But he turned back from Milan in […]
In this episode of The Thomas Jefferson Hour, President Jefferson answers listener questions about the redistribution of wealth, Thomas Paine, and technology.
This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour, we answer listener mail and make a call to Europe to speak with our TJH Paris correspondent Bruce Pitts.
This week’s episode of The Thomas Jefferson Hour is number 8 in a series of biographical programs about Thomas Jefferson and deals with Jefferson’s time as the wartime governor of Virginia.
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 […]
“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to […]
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 four in a series of biographical shows about the life of Thomas Jefferson. This week’s episode is Jefferson the builder in which we discuss Jefferson’s passion, or as he put it; “Architecture is my delight, and putting up and pulling down, one of my […]
This week Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson presents part three in a series of biographical shows about the life of Thomas Jefferson. In this week’s episode we discuss Jefferson’s romantic life as a young man and, as Clay puts it, “Jefferson’s agonizing attempt to find a wife.” Above is a drawing depicting the “Honeymoon […]
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 […]