Michael Laris

For Michael Laris's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Historian seeks to have Jefferson speak for himself

Apr 1, 2013

Historian seeks to have Jefferson speak for himself

Thomas Jefferson died 186 years ago. But J. Jefferson Looney still wants the nation’s third president to speak for himself. The Monticello historian has spent more than a quarter-century deciphering, annotating and publishing thousands of Jefferson’s letters precisely as they were written, including eccentric ...