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Wm. Scott Harrop is a recent Jefferson fellow at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, where he researched the intent of the ‘opinions of mankind’ clause in the American Declaration of Independence, as part of a pending University of Virginia Ph.D. dissertation on the rebel struggles for international legitimacy.
R. K. Ramazani is an Edward R. Stettinius professor emeritus of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia. His extensive publication history includes two edited works, ‘The Future of Liberal Democracy: Thomas Jefferson and the Contemporary World’ and the forthcoming ‘Region, State, and Society: Jefferson’s Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective.’