Author Archives: Jason Johnson


The Founders and Atticus Finch

We can still look to Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Finch as heroes—flawed mortals who did noble work and made America (or Maycomb, Alabama) better—without endorsing their personal prejudices. No doubt, 200 years from now, our own descendants will look back at us with shock at some of the things we believe today, so we should be careful only to measure judgment with the same mete by which we ourselves are prepared to be measured.