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  • Thomas Jefferson’s coping mechanisms to political polarization

    Thomas Jefferson’s coping mechanisms to political polarization

    18/11/2016

    John Williams looks to one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, to find out how he coped with political polarization.  They also discussed his pride, The University of Virginia. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on […]

  • Thomas Jefferson – “We are all Americans”

    Thomas Jefferson – “We are all Americans”

    09/11/2016

    John Williams looks to one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, for words of wisdom after this tough election.  Jefferson believes that the American people sent a message that the country belongs to them no matter what the newspapers, pollsters and pop stars think. He thinks that in the long run, something good will come of this shake-up. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United […]

  • Thomas Jefferson on the Jefferson brand

    Thomas Jefferson on the Jefferson brand

    18/08/2016

    John Williams talks to President Jefferson about the Jefferson brand Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • How similar to Trump is Teddy Roosevelt?

    How similar to Trump is Teddy Roosevelt?

    24/06/2016

    John talks to his other Presidential friend, Theodore Roosevelt about his similarities and differences between himself and Donald Trump.  They also talk about the upcoming show that John is doing with TR. You can find more information here. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn […]

  • Mr. Jefferson -What would the founding fathers think of a socialist President?

    Mr. Jefferson -What would the founding fathers think of a socialist President?

    18/06/2016

    John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson what the founding fathers would think of a socialist President. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • Thomas Jefferson – “I was denounced as a dangerous visionary”

    Thomas Jefferson – “I was denounced as a dangerous visionary”

    10/06/2016

    John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson if Hamilton really endorsed him.  Listen to find out why John announces that he might be Hamiltonian over Jeffersonian. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North […]

  • Thomas Jefferson – lover of wines and keeper of records

    Thomas Jefferson – lover of wines and keeper of records

    20/05/2016

    John Williams talks to President Jefferson about his favorite book, his record keeping, and his love of wine.  They also discussed the public’s fascination with personal details about Presidential candidates . Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He […]

  • We didn’t “run” for President in my time

    We didn’t “run” for President in my time

    13/05/2016

    John Williams talks to President Jefferson about. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • Thomas Jefferson on the best way to select a President

    Thomas Jefferson on the best way to select a President

    01/04/2016

    John Williams talks to President Jefferson about a better way to choose a President. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • “The people have a right to be governed the way it suits them”

    “The people have a right to be governed the way it suits them”

    12/03/2016

    John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the difference in the election process in his time versus now.

  • “The will of the people must be accepted”

    “The will of the people must be accepted”

    04/03/2016

    John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the lack of decorum in the GOP Presidential debates. TJ does not recommend trying to push away Trump if that’s what the will of the people want. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at […]

  • “We are starting to question the ability of the American public to wisely pick a President”

    “We are starting to question the ability of the American public to wisely pick a President”

    26/02/2016

    John Williams talks to Thomas Jefferson about the New Yorker article that referenced the lionization of a leader and what that founding fathers wanted. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North […]

  • Thomas Jefferson on how we should pick a Supreme Court justice

    Thomas Jefferson on how we should pick a Supreme Court justice

    17/02/2016

    John Williams talks to Thomas Jefferson about a few constitutional issues.  The founding fathers left us little advice on how to pick a Supreme Court justice and TJ puts in his two cents. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at […]

  • Thomas Jefferson reacts to President Obama

    Thomas Jefferson reacts to President Obama

    13/02/2016

    President Obama gave a speech to the Illinois General Assembly and reference TJ and some other founding fathers.  Our own Thomas Jefferson shares his reaction. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of […]

  • Donald Trump is no Thomas Jefferson

    Donald Trump is no Thomas Jefferson

    10/02/2016

    John Williams catches up with Thomas Jefferson after his Super Bowl party and they discuss the Presidential race. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • Which Super Bowl party would you rather go to – Jefferson’s or Hamilton’s?

    Which Super Bowl party would you rather go to – Jefferson’s or Hamilton’s?

    04/02/2016

    John Williams asks Thomas Jefferson what the founding father’s did for recreation? Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • “The better American spirit is to be skeptical of fear mongering”

    “The better American spirit is to be skeptical of fear mongering”

    31/01/2016

    John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss the Republican Presidential candidates and the process of the electoral collage. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • Thomas Jefferson: “There should be no politics in science”

    Thomas Jefferson: “There should be no politics in science”

    22/01/2016

    John Williams explains to President Jefferson that he has found a Jeffersonian, Candy Carson, wife of Ben Carson who is vying for the Republican candidate. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of […]

  • Thomas Jefferson on the 2016 Presidential race

    Thomas Jefferson on the 2016 Presidential race

    15/01/2016

    John Williams and Thomas Jefferson discuss what it would be like for our founding fathers to have a debate like they do today. Clay Jenkinson is a public humanities scholar, the author of ten books, and one of the leading Jefferson scholars in the United States. He is the author of Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century. You can learn more about his work at http://www.jeffersonhour.com. He lives on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

  • Thomas Jefferson: President Jefferson tells John this isn’t the first time the US has dealt with Islamic terrorists…

    Thomas Jefferson: President Jefferson tells John this isn’t the first time the US has dealt with Islamic terrorists…

    20/11/2015

    President Jefferson tells John this isn’t the first time the US has dealt with Islamic terrorists….    

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