Book Discussion on The Long Affair

Mr. O’Brien talked about his new book, The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800, published by the… read more

Mr. O’Brien talked about his new book, The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800, published by the University of Chicago Press. He talked about Jefferson’s strong commitment to democracy at any price as evidenced by his unflinching support of the excesses of the French Revolution and his stance on race relations. He argued that Jefferson was not as reserved and controlled in his defense of liberty as most people who cite his legacy believe. close

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Book Discussion on The Long Affair

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Booknotes
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 17, 1996
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2012

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  • Nov 17, 1996 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 17, 1996 | 10:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 18, 1996 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1999 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 1999 | 10:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 2002 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2002 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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