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The Enduring Confidence of James Madison The Enduring Confidence of James Madison    |   By Dennis C. Rasmussen
  Despite being a rather sickly hypochondriac, James Madison outlasted all the other founders, living until June 1836, almost through Andrew Jackson’s second term as president. Through all that time he remained relatively confident in the superiority and durability of […]
October 6, 2021



The Disillusionment of Thomas Jefferson: Sectionalism The Disillusionment of Thomas Jefferson: Sectionalism    |   By Dennis C. Rasmussen
  Thomas Jefferson’s disillusionment was in many respects the most surprising of all. For most of his life he was consistently – one might even say relentlessly – optimistic about America’s future. Even when the Federalists implemented measures that he […]
September 29, 2021