Discover the foundational text that has shaped American democracy for over two centuries: The Federalist Papers Made Easier. This edition breathes new life into the 85 seminal articles penned by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, providing a crystal-clear understanding of the U.S. Constitution.
In this indispensable guide, every American can delve into the depths of constitutional wisdom, unearthing the Framers’ ingenious solutions for safeguarding human rights and balancing political power. The original 1788 McLean edition is presented in its complete, unabridged form, enhanced for modern readers with:
– Descriptive headlines and summaries breaking down complex arguments
– Underlined key terms for easy reference
– Large, two-column text for comfortable reading
– Numbered paragraphs for quick navigation
– Definitions of archaic terms, alongside footnoted obscure references
– Thought-provoking review questions after each Paper
– An extensive index directing readers to principles and concepts by paragraph
The Federalist Papers Made Easier divides its exploration into two pivotal themes. The first delves into the vision of a united nation, scrutinizing the pitfalls of confederacies and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. The second part dissects the three branches of government, revealing the necessity of their intricate balance and interplay to maintain checks and balances, thereby upholding constitutional integrity.
Hamilton’s insightful analysis on the potential perils of a bill of rights in Paper No. 84 is a highlight, questioning the shift from permissions to restrictions in managing liberty—a topic that remains relevant today.
With this expertly curated edition, The Federalist Papers Made Easier stands as an essential resource for anyone committed to understanding and preserving the principles of constitutional liberty for future generations. This book isn’t just a read; it’s a journey into the heart of American democracy.
Category: Non-Fiction Political
Release date: October 10, 2023
Page size: 8.5” x 11″
Word count: 354,586
Estimated page count: 463
About The Author
Paul B. Skousen is a student of the Constitution, author, college professor, and former analyst at the CIA and intelligence officer at The White House. He holds a journalism degree from Brigham Young University and an MA from Georgetown University. He has written 13 books including The Naked Socialist, How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and How to Save the Constitution.
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