By Robert M. S. McDonald

Although Thomas Jefferson’s prestige as a champion of schooling is
widely recognized, the essays in Light and Liberty clarify that his efforts to
enlighten fellow voters mirrored not just a love of studying but additionally a love of freedom.
utilizing as a kick off point Jefferson's conviction that wisdom is the root of republican
self-government, the individuals learn his academic tasks no longer as disparate makes an attempt to
strengthen wisdom for its personal sake yet in its place because of his unyielding, virtually obsessive
wish to bolster american citizens’ republican virtues and values.

Whether by
setting up faculties or via broader, extra-institutional efforts to disseminate knowledge,
Jefferson's endeavors embraced his imaginative and prescient for a dynamic and meritocratic the US. He aimed not
in basic terms to supply americans being able to govern themselves and perform the
govt of others but additionally to persuade american citizens to remake their society according with
his personal principles.

Written in transparent and available prose, Light and
Liberty
finds the startling variety of Jefferson’s makes an attempt to rid citizens
of the lack of information and vice that, within the view of Jefferson and plenty of contemporaries, had corroded
and corrupted once-great civilizations. by no means wavering from his religion that "knowledge is
power," Jefferson embraced an expansive knowing of schooling because the starting place for a
republic of loose and in charge people who understood their rights and stood prepared to
protect them.

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