Friday, September 3, 2010

Jefferson, Gore, and Darwin

'Why is it in 2000 that we had to choose between Bush and Gore when in 1800 they got to choose between Adams and Jefferson? I answer with the old Henry Adams line: “If you look at the history of the American presidency panoramically, you’ve got to believe that Darwin got it exactly backwards.”'

-Joseph Ellis, author of Founding Brothers, His Excellency: George Washington, & American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

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