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"This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren ... should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties." So wrote John Jay, one of the revolutionary authors of The Federalist Papers, arguing that if the United States was truly to be a single nation, its leaders would have to agree on universally binding rules of governance--in short, a constitution. In a brilliant set of essays, Jay and his colleagues Alexander Hamilton and James Madison explored in minute detail the implications of establishing a kind of rule that would engage as many citizens as possible and that would include a system of checks and balances. Their arguments proved successful in the end, and The Federalist Papers stand as key documents in the founding of the United States. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Admirable introduction...Oxford University Press is to be congratulated on adding it to its collection of World's Classics. Howard Temperley, TLS --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Beware which kindle version you're getting; I got the 1.10$ one which didn't even have any kind of table of contents at all, I had to refund it and find the free one which has a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. D.
The Federalist Papers is probably the most seminal discourse on the U.S. Constitution that has ever been written. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by C. Baker
For those newly awakened to American politics, nothing is more important than the Federalist Papers. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Kelley L. Ross
The Federalist Papers are rightly considered one of the most authoritative explanations of the provisions of the Constitution in existence. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by John C. Mckee
If a young scholar first understands the history behind these groundbreaking papers, he or she should gain much knowledge from reading them. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by Nicholas Stehle
Read this and understand the true thoughts and meaning behind the Constitution and its Amendments, its interesting to read how the founding fathers interpreted what they wrote in a... Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Eric P. Medlock
If you are going to read "The Federalist Papers," you must also read "The Anti-Federalist Papers" in order to get the complete picture. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by Maria Beilke
If you are going to read "The Federalist Papers," you must also read "The Anti-Federalist Papers" in order to get the complete picture. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Maria Beilke
I found this book to be one of the best books I ever read. Instead of giving a lay understanding of some of the arguments, I would like to note what I found exceptional about this... Read morePublished on May 17 2003