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The Intensity of Abstract Hatred – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

“But suppose Jefferson does betray us?” Dayton’s dislike of Jefferson was far more intense than mine because he hardly knew the President and so could despise him in the abstract. I have always found that this sort of passion is the most fierce, the least rational and the very stuff of which saints and conquerors are made.

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