American Founding–John Adams (Part 3)

By |2019-05-02T13:17:18-05:00August 4th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, Character, Education, Gleaves Whitney, Happiness, Leadership, Religion, Virtue|Tags: , |

Why the Fame? Given John Adams’s liabilities–his prickly personality, several career setbacks, and the inconvenient fact that his presidency was shoehorned between that of eminent Virginians–it is hardly surprising that his revival came so late–200 years after his retirement from public life. I’d argue that it is not justifiable to give all the credit [...]