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Thomas Jefferson was never more typically a child of the Enlightenment than in his youthful conviction that reason and inquiry may lead man away from whatever is false, twisted, and capricious in human affairs toward the truths inherent in the nature of things.
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Thomas Jefferson was never more typically a child of the Enlightenment than in his youthful conviction.
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