May/June 2018: American Literature & Catholic Faith
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Orestes Brownson on the Natural Aristocracy – Geoffrey M. Vaughan
In 1813, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams engaged in a correspondence on the topic of the natural aristocracy in America. These two political enemies reconciled over the question of how the new nation might raise up leaders like themselves. More than a generation later the journalist, publisher, one- time Transcendentalist and notable Catholic convert, Orestes Brownson, would revisit this same topic.
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