I haven’t seen Hamilton, but I’ve heard hours upon hours of it in my living room from my 10 year old daughter, who has seen it. Three times.
I always identify more with Burr than with Hamilton.
His warnings against talking too much and too loud;
“You spit, I’ma sit; we’ll see where we land”
his commitment to delaying decision;
“I’m not standing still. I am lying in wait”
his ideological flexibility;
“I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw”:
Burr’s defining character traits are maligned by Hamilton, but they seem to me underappreciated virtues, especially in an era of overheated rhetoric.