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The Long Affair

O'Brien Conor Cruise

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ISBN 10: 0712666834 / ISBN 13: 9780712666831
Verlag: Pimlico, 1998
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Pimlico 1998; A look at Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution 1785-1800. Useful reference book good /very good in paperback (large). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4685

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Titel: The Long Affair

Verlag: Pimlico

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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This is an examination of Thomas Jefferson through the critical lens of the French Revolution. Conor Cruise O'Brien argues that Jefferson, though enthralled with the ideological mystique of the French Revolution, nevertheless retained a shrewd political pragmatism, skillfully exploiting the Revolution's popularity with the American public. Ultimately, O'Brien suggests, Jefferson's egalitarian ideals came into conflict with his staunch political support for the slave-based southern economy. Following the French-inspired slave insurrection in Santo Domingo, his revolutionary zeal began to cool. The book concludes with an evaluation of Jefferson's current role in the system of American political beliefs.


Conor Cruise O'Brien, the distinguished Irish diplomat, constitutional historian and writer, has produced a typically vigorous and sweeping polemic against the reputation of the author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson. O'Brien contends that liberals are mistaken in claiming Jefferson as one of their own; indeed he regards the right-wing militias as the true heirs to Jefferson's spirit. Contrasting Jefferson's position with that of his longtime hero, the anti-revolutionary Edmund Burke, O'Brien details the extreme edges of Jeffersonian political theory, in particular his commitment to the French Revolution even in the face of its excesses ("rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated"). For O'Brien, the American revolution is still a glorious achievement, but Jefferson is demoted to a mere "draughtsman" of the Declaration.

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