The Federalist Papers
Penguin Books Limited, Apr 30, 1987 - History - 515 pages
A series of letters by some of America's Founding Fathers, whose defenses of the Constitution are still relevant today
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 America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation' s history, providing readers with a running ideological commentary on the crucial issues facing 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 Madison's fascinating marginal notations, as well as a complete text of the Constitution.
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Review: The Federalist PapersUser Review - Michael Stumborg - Goodreads
I noted when I wrote Hillary Clinton's Village that our Constitution is a contract between the government and the governed. As such, it tells us what our federal government is supposed to do, and how ... Read full review
Review: The Federalist PapersUser Review - James - Goodreads
It took me forever to get through this book—partly because I took extensive notes—but it was worth it. Hamilton, Madison and Jay wrote this series of esseys in defence of the US Constitution, and it ... Read full review