“Hamilton,” the hip-hop Broadway musical based on the horrific first Treasury Secretary of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, has been nominated for 16 Tony Awards, the most in Broadway history.
It is said that current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew loved the musical and it influenced him in deciding to keep the portrait of Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Here's Thomas DiLorenzo, author of Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution, on Hamilton:
The establishment adores Hamilton (and hates Jefferson) because Hamilton was a consummate statist and imperialist. He persistently denounced his nemesis Jefferson for his “excessive concern for liberty.” When President Jefferson announced in his first inaugural address that his foreign policy would be “honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none,” and that “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government . . .”, Hamilton denounced it as “the symptom of a pygmy mind.” Hamilton wanted a more centrally-planned and government-subsidized and supervised economy, and was itching to start a war with France in the name of what he called “imperial glory.