Jefferson vs. Hamilton

While I do not share Jefferson's enthusiasm for European revolution, among other conflicts I have with Jefferson's political thought, we may certainly contrast him with his opponent's support for central banking and national debt accumulation. Jefferson was a distributist at heart who believed property ownership to be the antidote to debt. The following is a clip from HBO's miniseries, John Adams.]


papabear Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:20:00 AM CST  

Apparently whoever posted the clip agreed with Hamilton, as evidenced by the name he gave to it: Alexander Hamilton takes Jefferson to school.

Richard Aleman Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 6:45:00 AM CST  

True, but I don't think the filmmakers would agree with the poster on Youtube.

Kepha Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:18:00 PM CST  

I just came across this site yesterday. I just wanna say, that looks like a really good movie.

papabear Monday, February 16, 2009 at 3:01:00 PM CST  

Unfortunately, I suspect that many in and out of government agree with the poster... Mr. Aleman, have you read the original book by David McCullough? What is McCullough's take on all of this? The clip makes it seem like Adams was trying to mediate between the two sides, but I got the impression that he favored Hamilton's position more than Jefferson's.

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