Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hamilton v. Burr

The anniversary of Hamilton's momentous interview with Aaron Burr passed yesterday.  A nice account of Hamilton is here.  http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/burr/hamiltonbio.htm

It is amazing that the Broadway musical about him is such a smash hit in an age that has so roundly rejected his principles.  The rage for government enforced "equality" attacks on capital and its accumulation and the absolute disdain for arguments that character matters in office holders make him an unlikely icon for today's Broadway.

But his reputation, of which he was ever jealous, has waxed and wained and will likely do so throughout our history.

Burr is a lot like Trump, were the latter more educated and less a physical coward.  Burrism seems to be everywhere though.  

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