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Clement Moore, Anti-Jefferson Pamphleteer

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Clement Moore, Anti-Jefferson Pamphleteer

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Clement Moore, Anti-Jefferson Pamphleteer

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Before he gave us the modern notion of Santa Claus in his poem A Visit from St. Nicklaus, Clement Moore was a bit of an attack-ad specialist. He wrote an 1804 pamphlet calling President Thomas Jefferson a racist. Weekend Edition literary sleuth Paul Collins tells Scott Simon more about Moore.