Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool that repeats his folly. Proverbs 26:11
Not sure what windycityvegan's comment means, but I'm going to guess that I should acknowledge that Annette Gordon-Reed is also a writer--she's published two books, after all.Fair enough. Clearly my bias is toward fiction writers, and it doesn't seem that MF considers Gordon-Reed primarily a writer, anyway.Or maybe windycityvegan is questioning Gordon-Reed's place on the list? If so, I hope WCV will come back with reasons.
Sorry to post such a short comment earlier! Upon hearing that Grodon-Reed was a recipient, I initially questioned her being on the list. I personally think it's a bit of an overstatement to say that her writings have "dramatically changed the course of Jeffersonian scholarship."That being said, she is a writer, and I was curious as to why you did not mention her alongside Simon, whose work spans many genres including non-fiction. I realize that most of the recipients have published articles/book chapters/etc., but I don't see them in the same light as Li, Simon, and Gordon-Reed.
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