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Helen Thomas & Burr/Hamilton

Helen Thomas would certainly have believed that Alexander Hamilton stuffed his skimmed Treasury department gains in a British bank account, and that Aaron Burr was an enlightened man who was in favor of women’s rights (he read Mary Wollstonecraft).

There was no Israel in 1804, but Hamilton had written some private speculations about the providential survival of the Jews, so that would be another black mark in Thomas’s eyes.

Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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