Recalling the Words and World of John Adams: Everything Old Is New -- and Terrible!

July 8, 2014 3:54 PM

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I would say for some occupants of the White House -- the current inhabitant, for instance -- it might just be "miserable misery."

•I CAME across the above Jefferson quote re-reading parts of David McCullough's masterpiece John Adams. I was inspired to do this after being hypnotized by a July 4th HBO marathon of the 2009 miniseries based on McCoullough's book. Whatever gripes one might have about some HBO broadcasting (too much...

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