What Madison meant

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February 14, 2012
The American Conservative
by Ralph Ketcham  
Posted in Commentary

"Kevin Gutzman’s James Madison and the Making of America tackles the daunting task of answering how, in a remarkably purposeful and active life, James Madison devised the basic republican theory behind American government, led in drafting and ratifying the Constitution, sat at Washington’s right hand in establishing the new government, and then late in life was the authoritative voice interpreting the place of the Constitution in a growing America. Gutzman’s day-by-day analysis of the debates and actions of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 is long -- 80 pages -- but superb." (02/13/12)


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