Letter to the editor: Washington was not disparaged
In his letter to the Addison Independent (March 12) Tom Hughes accuses me of writing disparagingly of George Washington. This was not my intention. Indeed, I meant just opposite. Therefore, either I miswrote or Mr. Hughes mistook my point. Probably both are true.
In any case, I take it that Mr. Hughes and I agree about Washington’s greatness. We seem to disagree about where in his character and personality the source of that greatness lay. I locate it in Washington’s moral character and not in his intellectual life. But I wrote that he did not read books, which is not true. I stand corrected.
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