By Colleen A. Sheehan
This e-book presents a compelling and incisive portrait of James Madison the coed and political thinker. via wide old learn and research of Madison's heretofore underappreciated 1791 "Notes on Government," Madison's scholarly contributions are solid in a brand new mild, yielding a richer, extra complete realizing of his political inspiration than ever prior to. Tracing Madison's highbrow investigations of republics and philosophers, either old and sleek, this e-book invitations the reader to appreciate the pioneering rules of the best American student of politics and republicanism - and, within the method, to find anew the huge percentages and power of that groovy test in self-government referred to as the yankee republic
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Although the importance of these factors had been explored previously by political philosophers and historians, Madison thought that no one had yet given adequate consideration to the interaction between each of these variables and the formation of public opinion or to the extraordinary political beneﬁts that might be accrued if one did. He thus embarked on a research project to correct the errors and advance the analysis of former thinkers and to present a markedly new way of thinking about republicanism and the politics of public opinion.
Carhart, “The Enlightenments of J. G. A. Pocock,” Cromohs 6 , www. html); cf. Michael C. Carhart and John Robertson, “The Enlightenments of J. G. A. Pocock,” Storia della Storiograﬁa – History of Historiography 39 (2001): 123–51. Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, trans. C. D. Yonge (London: George Bell & Sons, 1895), 47. The nonﬁctional Anacharsis was a Scythian who traveled to Greece in early sixth century BC to study Greek institutions and customs. He was the ﬁrst foreigner to be made an Athenian citizen and, according to some ancient writers, was one of the Seven Sages of Greece.
25 This is perhaps understandable given that the accepted designation 23 24 25 See William B. Allen, “Justice and the General Good: Federalist 51,” in Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding, ed. Charles R. Kesler (New York: Free Press, 1987), 133–36. “Notes on the Inﬂuence of Extent of Territory on Government,” PJM, 14:132. In addition to my preliminary work on the “Notes on Government” (see particularly “The Politics of Public Opinion: James Madison’s ‘Notes on Government,’” William and Mary Quarterly 49, no.
The mind of James Madison : the legacy of Classical Republicanism by Colleen A. Sheehan