Jon Meacham


Jon Meacham is the author, most recently, of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."

Stories by Jon Meacham
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Thomas Jefferson for today: Why religious liberty is a 21st century cause

In the tumultuous period ahead, we should remember that our Founders had it right: religion is a matter of choice, not coercion.

Oath to God Shows Regard for Church

Did George Washington spontaneously add “So help me, God” to his conclude his inaugural oath in New York City in … Continued

Jackson’s Sturdy Wall of Separation

Andrew Jackson is an odd figure in American life. A warrior and a populist, he is little understood, and his … Continued

Andrew Jackson’s Sturdy Wall of Separation

Andrew Jackson is an odd figure in American life. A warrior and a populist, he is little understood, and his … Continued

Enemies and How to Fight Them

How do you fight an enemy that believes it is acting according to divine authority?

Faith In the Public Square

God, or at least an evocation of the Almighty, was there in the very beginning. In November 1800, on his … Continued

Believing In Things Unseen Is Not Delusion

I am honored to be here tonight, and I thank my friend Cal Thomas for the invitation. I am, as … Continued

Conveying That Faith Is A Most Ordinary Thing

My wife and I are at the very beginning of this particular journey. Our children are four and two, and … Continued

The Consummate American Holiday

Abraham Lincoln knew he was in tricky territory. It was the first week of October 1863, and the president was … Continued

About Jon Meacham

I am fascinated by the ways in which faith — and its absence and its abuses — has shaped the world in which we live.