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Did Madison Think This Through?

According to James Madison’s argument in the Federalist No. 10 from The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, factions are essential in any healthy government system. He explains that, “latent causes of factions are sewn into man” (Madison, 169). Therefore, they … Continue reading

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Civic Republicanism: For the Good of “Everyone”

According to Morone, the American government is made up of both civic republican and classic liberal values that work together in a cycle. It is in the second stage of this cycle that the “Democratic Wish” can be achieved, where, … Continue reading

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