TIME Talks to Eugene Volokh on Prevalence of Politicians and Others Who Misquote Founding Fathers

Professor Eugene Volokh talked to TIME for an article about how often politicians and others misquote America’s Founding Fathers.  Volokh pointed to Henry David Thoreau’s famous essay, “Civil Disobedience,” which carries a quote many believe Thoreau had attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but in fact Thoreau had quoted a man named John O’Sullivan, who coined the phrase, “Manifest Destiny.” 

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