Tough times for Mr. Jefferson — victim of the culture wars: “I suppose that’s the main reason that the Texas Board of Education has now removed Jefferson from a list of Enlightenment political philosophers. Yes, believe it or not, the all-powerful Texas textbook vetters have written Jefferson out of at least part of the K-12 curriculum, apparently because they believe their America is more authentic (or comfortable) than that of the author of the Declaration of Independence, the founder of the University of Virginia, the first secretary of state and the third president of the United States.”
August 19, 2012
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