What Would Jefferson Do?

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A Return to Democracy

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Based on four years of detailed reading of Jefferson's personal correspondences and writings, a clear vision of the Founders and Framers emerges.

Thom puts this vision into a solid historical context, then projects into our own time to ask - and answer - numerous questions about how this most brilliant thinker of his day would respond to the challenges of the 21st Century.

Can Trump get away with normalizing a coup?

Thom plus logo One of the big lessons that Donald Trump has learned through his years at the center of the New York tabloid media is that he can normalize just about anything.

When he was getting bad press because he was having an affair on his first wife, for example, he called newspapers pretending to be his own assistant to say that Marla Maples was astonished with "the best sex ever." It changed the entire newspaper narrative, and Trump proved to himself one more time that he can normalize just about anything.
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