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Commonplaces from "Extraordinary Commonplaces" by Robert Darnton

Posted on February 10th, 2014

Time was when readers kept commonplace books. Whenever they came across a pithy passage, they copied it into a notebo...

Commonplaces from Liberty, State & Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson by Luigi Marco Bassani

Posted on January 26th, 2014

Chapter 1 "'Thomas Jefferson survives,' [John Adams] to be understood as 'The spirit of the Revolution is not dead'"...

Commonplaces from American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People by Jean M. Yarbrough

Posted on January 25th, 2014

"The Origin and Nature of Property "In 1813, Jefferson, responding to a query from Isaac McPherson whether there ex...

Christopher Hurtado

Christopher Hurtado has over twenty-five years' experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor's in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.