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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 42 of the 2022 paperback edition of C. Bradley Thompson’s superb 2019 book, America’s Revolutionary Mind (link added):

Jefferson and his fellow revolutionaries understood that there are two basic ways to deal with men in political society: either by faith and force or by reason and freedom. According to Jefferson, once man has surrendered his reason, he “has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.”