Author Whisper Stone talks to S.T. Patrick about the real Aaron Burr, one Stone argues has been much maligned in recent Burr biographies by David O. Stewart and most notably in Ron Chernow’s Hamilton, the basis for the hit Broadway musical. Stone discusses Burr’s rise, the great tie of 1800, Burr as VP, strife with Jefferson, strife with Hamilton, “the duel,” why the Burr Conspiracy is misunderstood to the point of being false, and Burr’s greatest loss. You can read Malice: Thomas Jefferson’s Conspiracy to Destroy Aaron Burr at Amazon and wherever good books are sold.
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Jonathan G. Tidd says
Hamilton believed increasing the national debt was a good idea.
Why? Because he believed that as the U.S. economy grew, paying the interest on the national debt was tolerable.
Hamilton was correct, at his time.
Am I a fan of Alexander Hamilton?
His thinking, correct for his time, has led to a national debt that the U.S. cannot tolerate.