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Title:
James Madison and the future of limited government
Author:
Samples, John Curtis, 1956-
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Cato Institute, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
v, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Madison's angels / James M. Buchanan -- Recapturing Madison's constitution: federalism without the blank check / Alex Kozinski and Steven A. Engel -- Madison's constitutional vision: the legacy of enumerated powers / Roger Pilon -- The novelty of James Madison's constitutionalism / Joyce Lee Malcolm -- The Madisonian legacy: a Jeffersonian perspective / Robert M.S. McDonald -- Madison and multiculturalism: group representation, group rights, and constitutionalism / Tom G. Palmer -- Indians in Madison's constitutional order / Jacob T. Levy -- James Madison on religion and politics / Walter Berns -- James Madison on religion and politics: conservative, anti-rationalist, libertarian / Michael Hayes -- Madison and the revival of pure democracy / John Samples -- The rule of law and freedom in emerging democracies: a Madisonian perspective / James A. Dorn -- Governance beyond the nation state: James Madison on foreign policy and "Universal Peace" / John Tomasi.
Reading Level:
1530 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781930865228

9781930865235
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This generally interesting collection of essays, based on a conference commemorating the 250th anniversary of James Madison's birth, explores "the relevance of Madison's ideas for the future of the United States and the world." Among the most valuable contributions are Robert McDonald's study of the chief differences between Madison and his friend and ally Thomas Jefferson; Tom Palmer's Madisonian critique of the contemporary argument for group representation and group rights; Jacob Levy's account of Madison's unsuccessful attempt to promote honorable governmental treatment of the Indians, which concludes with a criticism of recent Supreme Court decisions on the subject; and Walter Berns's critical examination of Madison's uncharacteristically dogmatic stance on church-state relations, which now prevents government support of private moral education. Other contributors lament the decline of the government of enumerated powers envisioned by Madison and stress the need to revive a popular spirit of liberty that would support its restoration, as well as the need to encourage limited government and the rule of law in "emerging democracies" elsewhere in the world. Recommended for larger graduate and undergraduate libraries and general collections. D. Schaefer College of the Holy Cross


Table of Contents

James M. BuchananAlex Kozinski and Steven A. EngelRoger PilonJoyce Lee MalcolmRobert M. S. McDonaldTom G. PalmerJacob T. LevyWalter BernsMichael HayesJohn SamplesJames A. DornJohn Tomasi
Introductionp. 1
1. Madison's Angelsp. 9
2. Recapturing Madison's Constitution: Federalism without the Blank Checkp. 13
3. Madison's Constitutional Vision: The Legacy of Enumerated Powersp. 25
4. The Novelty of James Madison's Constitutionalismp. 43
5. The Madisonian Legacy: A Jeffersonian Perspectivep. 59
6. Madison and Multiculturalism: Group Representation, Group Rights, and Constitutionalismp. 71
7. Indians in Madison's Constitutional Orderp. 121
8. James Madison on Religion and Politicsp. 135
9. James Madison on Religion and Politics: Conservative, Anti-Rationalist, Libertarianp. 147
10. Madison and the Revival of Pure Democracyp. 165
11. The Rule of Law and Freedom in Emerging Democracies: A Madisonian Perspectivep. 191
12. Governance beyond the Nation State: James Madison on Foreign Policy and "Universal Peace"p. 213
Contributorsp. 229
Indexp. 233