First Principles: I Must Study Politics and War That My Children May Have Liberty To Study Math and Philosophy

“The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, out to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other arts. I must study Politicks and War that my sons my have liberty to study mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons out to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry, and Porcelaine.” – John Adams, in Letter to Abigail Adams (May 12, 1780)




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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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