The Federalist Papers (Google eBook)
Random House Publishing Group, Jul 1, 2003 - Law - 587 pages
The Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated, and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of Americaís greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nationís history, providing readers with a running ideological commentary on the crucial issues facing a democracy.
Today The Federalist Papers are as important and vital a rallying cry for freedom as ever. This edition features the original eighteenth-century text, with James Madisonís fascinating marginal notations, as well as a complete text of the Constitution.
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Review: The Federalist PapersUser Review - Gap Yuet - Goodreads
Very hard to understand, but full of profound wisdom. Gives good insight into the creation of the United States of America. Very strong arguments in favour of democracy. Read full review
Review: The Federalist PapersUser Review - Evelyn - Goodreads
I actually read only papers 10, 51, and 70, for Evil. The question is "how do we manage human nature to get as good a government as we can?" I probably won't read all of them ever, but perhaps synopses. Need to investigate the Founding Fathers more. Read full review