Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson
Met Christopher Hitchens today. . . very interesting. More later. Here’s a quick hit: my favorite quote of the day. Talking about Jefferson and the Declaration, Hitchens said “life” and “liberty” were obvious, but that “the pursuit of happiness” was an interesting addition and no one knows quite where it came from.
He said it was like adding gin to campari. In his typically laconic way.