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July 4, 2008 7:25 PM
Posted by Lance Dickie
I was shocked, shocked to hear a PBS essayist celebrate the Fourth of July with a whimsical piece about Thomas Jefferson's turn of phrase: the pursuit of happiness.
He got it all wrong.
The contemporary ruminations were about how modern folks try to find happiness in a mate, shopping spree or bowl of ice cream. Cute, but TJ was not interested in that transitory kind of bliss.
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