Ross Lence

About Ross Lence

Dr. Ross Lence (1946-2006) was professor of Political Science at the University of Houston from 1971-2006.

Thomas Jefferson & the Declaration of Independence

By |2019-07-03T12:04:04-05:00July 3rd, 2016|Categories: American Founding, Declaration of Independence, Essential, Featured, Myth, Political Science Reviewer, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Ross Lence as he unravels the myths that obscure our understanding of the Declaration of Independence.  —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher It is not accidental that the Greek word for history (historia) is a derivative of the verb meaning to narrate what one has [...]

Thomas Jefferson & the Declaration of Independence: The Power of a Free People

By |2019-06-27T12:07:35-05:00May 24th, 2012|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Declaration of Independence, Featured, Political Science Reviewer, Thomas Jefferson|

One of America’s most cherished symbols is the Declaration of Independence and its Promethean author, Thomas Jefferson—a document and a man blurred together by myth… It is not accidental that the Greek word for history (historia) is a derivative of the verb meaning to narrate what one has learnt, for all history is, in [...]