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Reading a text on two men I don't respect without a hint of criticism on either side is a miserable way to spend a week.The only thing I found interesting here is the development of the modern day Republicans and Democrats. Although Jackson's Democratic-Republican party was the precursor to modern day democrats, I found myself opposing his logic far more often than Clay (with the Whigs, who would become modern day Republicans). I think my preference was pretty informed by the author who didn't q...
This was so painful to me, though idgaf about this period or the "powerful men" angle to history.