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The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century

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51 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

easy to understand guide to the federalist papers

"the original argument" is very inexpensive and a wonderful easy to understand guide to the federalist papers it is very hard to put down and has some intresting commentery and quotes by many of our founding fathers and this shows how the federalist papers came to be an...
"the original argument" is very inexpensive and a wonderful easy to understand guide to the federalist papers it is very hard to put down and has some intresting commentery and quotes by many of our founding fathers and this shows how the federalist papers came to be and there is the articles of confederation as well as the constitution this is an amazing book so many people have not read our historical documents that shaped our nation but this book makes it easy to understand for everyone great gift idea for a friend and family member

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Adapted?

The Federalist is already written in clear modern English by some of the most scrupulously clear political writers in history (especially Madison). If Mr. Beck feels his audience is too slow-witted to read the real thing without having it filtered through his 800-word ...
The Federalist is already written in clear modern English by some of the most scrupulously clear political writers in history (especially Madison). If Mr. Beck feels his audience is too slow-witted to read the real thing without having it filtered through his 800-word vocabulary, one wonders why he has bothered including text at all. Surely a coloring book would have been cheaper to print, faster for his staff to write for him, and generally a more satisfying experience for the end user. Not recommended for persons with the standard number of chromosomes.

posted by 8635572 on June 17, 2011

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