Tuesday, March 01, 2022

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America's Founding Fathers were never quite sure that democracy would work, especially during their revolution. The British, for their part, were absolutely convinced that it wouldn't: their very Englishness had instilled in them a heightened sense of the rightness and superiority of their monarchical ways, and had provoked a fear and hatred of such outlandish notions as "democracy" and "republics."

- From The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America by Winston Groom

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