Letters: Jul. 26, 2004

The Radical Mind of Thomas Jefferson

"More than a patriot, Jefferson was a visionary statesman with just enough tenderness to make him a historic but flawed human being." NELSON ALBA North Miami Beach, Fla.

Thomas Jefferson was the closest thing to a genius that we have ever had in the White House [July 5]. His dream of human liberty will not be realized until everyone on the planet is free. Liberty, democracy and peace are closely related, and perhaps they will come together at some time for the entire world. With regard to his affair with the slave Sally Hemings: Jefferson...

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