The Corner

What Jefferson Read . . . the Panel!

My old friend Tevi Troy’s new book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, hit No. 7 on the Washington Post bestseller list over the weekend. And that was before C-SPAN broadcast the panel discussion of his book at the Hudson Institute. I was one of the participants. Check it out.

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