The Demon-Haunted WorldSubmitted by Joη on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 00:43
Or have Michael Page read it all to you in under 3 hours:
Sagan devotes a surprisingly large section to Jefferson:
Personally he was an extremely amiable man, reluctant to criticize even his sworn enemies. He displayed a bust of his arch-adversary Alexander Hamilton in the vestibule at Monticello. Nevertheless, he believed that the habit of skepticism is an essential prerequisite for responsible citizenship. He argued that the cost of education is trivial compared to the cost of ignorance, of leaving the government to the wolves.