Ask Not For Whom the Global Warming Bell Tolls...: Live at Project Syndicate

Thomas Jefferson had a... rather odd view of and degree of confidence in George Washington. George Washington ended his life pretty fed up with Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson: Letter to Walter Jones, 2 January 1814: "I do believe that Genl Washington had not a firm confidence in the durability of our government...

....He was naturally distrustful of men, and inclined to gloomy apprehensions; and I was ever persuaded that a belief that we must at length end in something like a British constitution had some weight in his adoption of the ceremonies of levees, birth-days, pompous meetings with Congress, and other forms of the same character, calculated to prepare us gradually for a change which he believed possible, and to let it come on with as little shock as might be to the public mind...