The Short Listen: Jefferson’s Revolutionary Rotunda

When Jefferson planned the University of Virginia, he designed it as a secular utopia, with a grand temple to the written word at its center. But it didn’t work out exactly as planned.

From With Good Reason, the Short Listen combines compelling interviews with short-form storytelling to bring the best of each week’s episode in about five minutes.

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1 Comment on “The Short Listen: Jefferson’s Revolutionary Rotunda”

  1. Andrew Reynolds

    This is an excellent, flight of The Phoenix story, and so well-told. It is hard to believe that even after the religious counter-stroke movement that built the chapel, a critical mass of people remained to press on to realize Jefferson’s original vision.

    The renovation, by the way, is amazing.

    Thanks very much for this broadcast. I’m hooked.

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