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  •  There are similar phenomena in the US (15+ / 0-)

    One that comes to mind that's a particular bugaboo of mine is the centuries' old deification of Jefferson by his disciples and their successors, whitewashing his many faults, some quite profound, and elevating his positive qualities and accomplishments to be representative of the whole.

    This stems back to one of our own versions of the War of the Roses, between Jefferson and his arch rival Hamilton, and their respective followers. Jefferson won the political and propaganda war, but Hamilton ultimately had the last laugh because we clearly live in his, not Jefferson's America.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:26:12 AM PST

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