Quote of the Day: On Madison's Tweets
BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 6 2010
What historian today wouldn't give his right arm to have the adult Madison's contemporaneous Twitters about the secret debates inside the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia?
-- That's historian Michael Beschloss in a Washington Post piece on the Library of Congress' plan to archive Twitter. It's an interesting argument for a historian to make, given that James Madison, along with the rest of the participants in the Constitutional Convention, maintained a strict code of secrecy throughout the long, hot Philadelphia summer it took to write the Constitution -- and many historians suggest that there's a good chance that the document couldn't have been otherwise.