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Liberty, State, and Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson Hardcover – June 30, 2010
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The last two chapters, covering Jefferson's views on the Constitution (vs. the Articles), and the Kentucky Resolution, are particularly outstanding. Elsewhere, Bassani supports the seemingly incontrovertible belief that Jefferson was a disciple of John Locke. Again, that this idea (which we hold to be self-evident) needs supporting shows how far academic scholarship has fallen in the last few decades.
Overall, this is a fantastic read, both for the review and refutation of the historiography surrounding Jefferson's philosophies, and for the explication of Jefferson's true views on issues surrounding the creation and early political development of America. I would particularly recommend this to those who enjoy reading things from the Mises Institute or websites such as LewRockwell.com, which is where I first heard about this outstanding book.