"The scholars of the rising leftist Establishment who took over American history writing beginning in the 1930s invented a self-flattering fable to render the Kentucky and Virginia documents themselves null and void. Jefferson and Madison, they said, really did not care about States’ rights . . . This established interpretation is a lie and requires a good deal of either ignorance, self-deception, or deliberate falsehood to peddle." ~ Professor Clyde Wilson (Emphasis mine).
Professor Wilson is editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun, published by the University of South Carolina Press.