Jefferson Europe Quote Poster
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become corrupt as in Europe.
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About this poster:
Can anyone say Chicago politicians? This quote was from a letter that Jefferson wrote to James Madison on December 20, 1787. Here we see him expressing antipathy toward large cities. Was his fear warranted? Many cities in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were dominated by corrupt political machines. Today we see that rural and suburban areas tend to vote more conservative, whereas cities, where individuals blend into the collective, have become bastions of liberalism and left-wing politics.