Summer Reading: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

"The period of John Adam’s presidency declined into a time of political savagery with few parallels in American history a season of paranoia in which the two parties surrendered all trust in each other."

John Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (2004)

"Let me warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. (…) They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests." 

George Washington, Farewell Address written by Alexander Hamilton (1796)

"Party animosities have raised a wall of separation between those with differing political sentiments."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Angelica Church (1798)

August is a time to catch up on summer reading. This year one of the books we are reading is Ron Chernow’s authoritative biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. Like with the investment greats, Benjamin Graham, Philip

Read full article here

"The period of John Adam’s presidency declined into a time of political savagery with few parallels in American history a season of paranoia in which the two parties surrendered all trust in each other."

John Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (2004)

"Let me warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. (…) They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests." 

George Washington, Farewell Address written by Alexander Hamilton (1796)

"Party animosities have raised a wall of separation between those with differing political sentiments."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Angelica Church (1798)

August is a time to catch up on summer reading. This year one of the books we are reading is Ron Chernow’s authoritative biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. Like with the investment greats, Benjamin Graham, Philip

Read full article here

"The period of John Adam’s presidency declined into a time of political savagery with few parallels in American history a season of paranoia in which the two parties surrendered all trust in each other."

John Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (2004)

"Let me warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. (…) They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests." 

George Washington, Farewell Address written by Alexander Hamilton (1796)

"Party animosities have raised a wall of separation between those with differing political sentiments."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Angelica Church (1798)

August is a time to catch up on summer reading. This year one of the books we are reading is Ron Chernow’s authoritative biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. Like with the investment greats, Benjamin Graham, Philip

Read full article here