Libertys Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote The Federalist, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World

By: Michael Meyerson

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BCE - Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No apparent marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Appears unread. . . . . . . . . . TOC: INTRODUCTION: A Well-Established Historical Controversy: Solving the mystery of who wrote 'The Federalist' -------------- PART I: WRITING 'THE FEDERALIST' -- 1.) 'Testifying the esteem & regard' : an unlikely friendship -- 2.) 'To cement the union' : sounding the call for a convention -- 3.) 'Better than nothing' : the drafting of the constitution -- 4.) 'Establishing good government from reflection and choice' : producing the Federalist -- 5.) 'The head of a faction decidedly hostile to me' : the disintegration of a relationship ----------------- PART II: READING 'THE FEDERALIST' -- 6.) 'The most valuable disquisitions of government' : why and how to read the Federalist -- 7.) 'The diseases most incident to Republican government' : appreciating Federalist 10 -- 8.) 'Ambition must be made to counteract ambition': lessons on the separation of powers -- 9.) 'A double security': lessons on federalism -- 10.) 'The greatest of all reflections on human nature': lasting lessons. . . . . . . . . . .. Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than The Federalist-the series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to explain the proposed Constitution to the American people and persuade them to ratify it. Today, amid angry debate over what the Constitution means and what the framers' “original intent” was, The Federalist is more important than ever, offering the best insight into how the framers thought about the most troubling issues of American government and how the various clauses of the Constitution were meant to be understood. Michael Meyerson's Liberty's Blueprint provides a fascinating window into the fleeting, and ultimately doomed, friendship between Hamilton and Madison, as well as a much-needed introduction to understanding how the lessons of The Federalist are relevant for resolving contemporary constitutional issues from medical marijuana to the war on terrorism. This book shows that, when properly read, The Federalist is not a “conservative” manifesto but a document that rightfully belongs to all Americans across the political spectrum.

Title: Libertys Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote The Federalist, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World

Author Name: Michael Meyerson

Categories: Politics,

Edition: Book Club

Publisher: Basic Books: March 2008

ISBN Number: 0465002641

ISBN Number 13: 9780465002641

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 11706