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Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government. – Thomas Jefferson http://ift.tt/1rHiFmO

Thomas Jefferson

Hamilton versus Jefferson: Commentary, Part 13

In Chapter 11 Holloway shifts from the domestic to the international with the French Revolution. New to me was the revelation Alexander Hamilton was not… 1,018 more words


Journalism is stuffing us with garbage

“The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism.

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Garden Touring as Pain Relief or, How Monticello in Spring Can Nourish a Flagging Spirit

After several months of pain, caused by inflamed tendons that left my thumb frozen and looking as if ready for take-off in the “locked and upright position”, failed therapy and cortisone injections (think medieval torture by thumb-screws), the agony being at last relieved with a 10-minute surgical procedure, I was more than eager to greet spring with a day trip to… 341 more words

Trips And Tramps

History Has Its Eyes On You

This may seem a little out of context for a resource economics blog, but hear me out. I’ve been thinking about how best to write about the… 985 more words

Resource Economics
  • “It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors.
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Thomas Jefferson


Modernism, which examines historical incidents and persons as if they lived today rather than in the past, thereby separating history from its context and producing flawed conclusions. 460 more words