The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible
Released! 05/19/2015
The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible
by David Sehat
Hardcover

In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies.

Beginning with the debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over the future of the nation, and continuing through the Civil War, the New Deal, the Reagan Revolution, and Obama and the Tea Party, many pols have asked, “What would the Founders do?” ... read more