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David Hoeveler

David Hoeveler
J. David Hoeveler is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of seven books, including Creating the American Mind: Intellect and Politics in the Colonial Colleges, The Evolutionists: American Thinkers Confront Charles Darwin, 1860-1920, and Watch On The Right: Conservative Intellectuals in the Reagan Era .

The cosmopolitan Jefferson—enlightened, tolerant, humane—is at the same time the best example of the sensitive provincial. And in getting back to the provincial Jefferson, the essential Jefferson, we recover one of the valuable links of our national heritage... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords...
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For conservative thinkers the past 15 years have been a season of self-assessment. In moods of disenchantment, anger, and even betrayal many have staked out positions differentiating their views from what today commonly passes for “conservatism.” In 2004...

What we think of Thomas Jefferson is likely to express precisely what we believe America is all about. For this most versatile and likeable of the Founding Fathers looms large in our history and in the symbol...