This will be the final post in my series on the political thought of Thomas Jefferson. We have explored some of the key tenets of his political philosophy, and now we will see how they all fit together to mold what was a very radical vision of society.
In a letter to Benjamin Waterhouse, dated March 3, 1818, Jefferson wrote:
When I contemplate the immense advances in sciences and discoveries in the arts which have been made within the period of my life, I look forward with confidence to equal advances by the present generation, and have no doubt they will consequently be as much wiser than we have been as we than our fathers were, and they than the burners of witches. (more…)