Posted by Peter W. Schramm
as prime exemplar of American opportunity and enterprise
is well recounted by Mayron Magnet for the City Journal. He may have been "that bastard brat of a Scotch pedlar," (Adams) but also he was smart, ambitious, and proud. A good read.
I have grown to think Hamilton the ablest and most creative founder...but even Alexander Hamilton would have a hard time as treasury secretary right now.
My favorite Founder by far - he has none of the virtues I dislike and all of the vices I admire. Towering ability married to tireless ambition is always a humbling and pleasant combination to observe. He reminds me of a greater-souled Coriolanus. Thank you for the excellent article.
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