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Book Group Discussion -- Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchens (2009) NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

This brief biography of the namesake of The Jefferson Center is written by someone familiar to us--Christopher Hitchens, one of the famous "new Atheists." In a "startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father," Hitchens discusses such Jeffersonian contradictions as slavery, human rights, size of government, states rights, and separation of church and state. Jefferson, the "author of America," virtually embodied contradictions. Hitchens can identify and skewer them.