THOMAS JEFFERSON, WORLD CITIZEN by Elbert D. Thomos

THOMAS JEFFERSON, WORLD CITIZEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Senat from shares with his readers the results of a lifetime interest and enthusiasm for Thomas Jefferson, and many months of careful winnowing of his written words. This is not a biography but an interpretation, in terms of worldwide and political tendencies today. Jefferson foresaw the struggle democracy would face, but had unshakeable faith in ultimate victory. His doctrines today face a world wide test. Senator Thomas feels that there has been more unity in the pattern of world affairs than we realize, and that democracy is essential to its continuance, with Jefferson's four freedoms an essential base. He weighs every facet of Jefferson's philosophy, often using Jefferson's own words in illustration. His topics cover a wide range, from agriculture and education to the nature of man, from his theories of revolution, of , of slavery, to morals and religion. An excellent handbook to supplement a biography, but not an easy book to sell except to converts to Jefferson, world citizen.

Publisher: Modern Age