How to Read The Federalist Papers [NOOK Book]

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Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers "the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written." Over 200 years after the writing of these essays, most commentators-liberal and conservative-still agree.While The Federalist is indeed an important resource for understanding the meaning of our Constitution, its relevance is based on something deeper. The author of the essays knew the principles as part of the immediate political struggle for ratification.In this monograph, Anthony ...
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How to Read The Federalist Papers

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Overview

Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers "the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written." Over 200 years after the writing of these essays, most commentators-liberal and conservative-still agree.While The Federalist is indeed an important resource for understanding the meaning of our Constitution, its relevance is based on something deeper. The author of the essays knew the principles as part of the immediate political struggle for ratification.In this monograph, Anthony Peacock, professor of political science at Utah State University, offers us a brief guide to The Federalist, a road map illuminating the major issues treated in the essays and explaining their continued relevance for us today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891951353
  • Publisher: Heritage Foundation
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: First Principles Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony A. Peacock is a full professor in the Political Science Department at Utah State University, where he is also the director of The Project on Liberty & American Constitutionalism. Joseph Postell is the past Assistant Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
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