Friday, January 09, 2009

The Road to Monticello

“I labour grievously under the malady of Bibliomanie,” Jefferson wrote in 1789. Like the opiomane, the bibliomane is hooked on his drug, and it is amusing to find Jefferson, as an aging addict, pushing his habit on younger souls, ever eager to share with them the narcotic that eased his own path through life.

Read the rest of Michael Knox Beran's review of a new book on Jefferson.

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