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  •  Such important points made in this diary (2+ / 0-)
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    NBBooks, KJG52

    It's a shame you appear to have made no effort whatsoever to accommodate to your audience here. Perhaps you should consider doing a dumbed down version for people who aren't versed in the prose of 18th Century political discourse.

    And maybe clarify some of the terms for which their 18th century American meaning differs markedly from the present. I mean, what value did it serve to characterize Trenchard and Gorden as extreme libertarians by your quote of Bailyn other than to alienate readers whose only experience with libertarianism is Ron Paul? None. It didn't advance the narrative one bit.

    Not to say this isn't an excellent essay. I just think it's important enough to meet your audience half way. I've seen you do it before.

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