Lance Banning’s James Madison: An Appreciation and Critique

By |2018-08-17T18:12:44-05:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: American Founding, Constitution, Federalist Papers, James Madison|Tags: |

Scholarship on the political thought and career of James Madison is still dominated by a prevailing “Hamiltonian” interpretation.[1] Set forth by such prominent scholars as Irving Brant, Martin Diamond, and George Carey, the “Hamiltonian” interpretation views the years surrounding the formation of the Constitution as the most productive years of Madison’s career and argues that [...]