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Birthplace of American Wine: Virginia

Just before Christmas in 1784, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and wine contact John Bonfield, The American Consul in Bordeaux. He expressed a fear. He wrote to his friend, “I have written a letter to Monsieur d’Yquem for 250 bottles of his newest vintage, but I am afraid he …

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Thomas Jefferson and Fundamentalist Islam

Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Fundamentalist Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!     At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large …

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