"...a historical account that seems more relevant than
"To know America, you must know Madison. This delightful collection
of essays applies Madisonian philosophy to a wide range of
situations and controversies, past and present, from federalism to
religion and politics to foreign policy. All of us -- pure citizens
and officeholders alike- will gain from a deeper understanding of
Mr. Madison's views and hopes for our Republic."
-Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia
"An interesting and important contribution to our understanding of
this major Founder of American constitutionalism."
-Garrett Ward Sheldon, Author, The Political Philosophy of
"A wonderful tribute to Madison! The scholars gathered in this
volume offer invaluable explorations of what Madison's political
and constitutional practice and thought mean for us today, and they
provide an important reminder of Madison's continuing relevance to
all those who hope to secure liberty."
-Keith Whittington, Princeton University
"That Madison was in a real sense the founder of our constitutional
order, or at least the most important influence on it, is well
known. This collection of essays, however, brings the matter
up-to-date. We still have much to learn from Madison in applying
his ideas. The contributors to this book make a sizable step
forward in this endeavor."
-Gordon Tullock, University Professor of Law and Economics, George