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Coolness:  CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER WRITINGS OF SIX MAJOR SHAPERS OF THE UNITED STATES:

George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Over 119,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative, federally funded Founding Fathers Papers projects.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. One of my favorite writings by Madison, starting just beneath the 41st footnote:
    http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/04-01-02-0549

    I wonder how many social-cons have ever read that.

  2. steve s says:

    I wonder how many social cons could tell you Anything about James Madison.

  3. Dazedandconfused says:

    @steve s:

    Something I stumbled across the other day about James Madison. It’s about him, Tom Jefferson, civil liberty’s, and the war of 1812. Lawfare’s contribution to a book.

    It’s a remarkable tale of how these men applied their stated principles in their all-to-real world situations. Madison appears to have differed from Jefferson in one aspect, whether or not the government should merely accept the actions of mobs or actively seek to encourage one.

    http://www.lawfareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Chapter-5.pdf