Tag: Thomas Jefferson

The Second-Amendment Case for Gun Control

The past week’s string of horrific mass shootings already have triggered a predictable set of reactions from across the political spectrum—but especially among Republicans. GOP leaders typically frame the question of gun violence as an outgrowth of personal or cultural pathologies—mental health, the decline of family values, and video game addiction, among other maladies. Focusing […]

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Socialism in No Country

In her illuminating essay “The Revolutionary Tradition and its Lost Treasure”—itself a lost treasure, as so few people who consider themselves within the Western revolutionary tradition ever read or even know about it—Hannah Arendt explains a political concept Thomas Jefferson advanced toward the end of his life, involving the creation of what he called “wards” […]

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