Hamilton: An American Musical is one of the greatest pieces of art and entertainment of the early twenty-first century. Its namesake, however, is not a good fit for America today, either socially or politically, making it all the more surprising and impressive that the musical has garnered him so much favorable attention.

Billy G. Smith is the Michael P. Malone Professor of History and Distinguished Professor of Letters and Science in the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University.
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