The True Benjamin Franklin (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The True Benjamin Franklin
This analysis of the life and character of Franklin has in view a similar object to that of the volume entitled The True George Washington, which was prepared for the publishers by Mr. Paul Leicester Ford and issued a year or two ago.
Washington sadly needed to be humanized, to be rescued from the myth-making process which had been destroying all that was lovable in his character and turning him into a mere bundle of abstract qualities which it was piously supposed would be wholesome examples for the American people. This assumption that our people are children who must not be told the eternal truths of human nature, but deceived into goodness by wooden heroes and lay figures, seems, fortunately, to be passing away, and in a few years it will be a strange phase to look back upon.
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