Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding

In this thought-provoking book, Lance Banning examines the reflections of Jefferson and Madison on the purpose and need for a bill of rights, their discussion of the nature and necessity of 'public spirit' in a republic, of the usefulness of political rebellion, and Jefferson's reminder that 'the earth belongs . . . to the living.' The author adds selected primary documents to enhance each chapter. This interchange between two of America's greatest thinkers reveals the way in which the two men thought about democracy, public debt, the ownership of property, and the relationship between the present and future generations. Banning provides a glimpse into the intellectual world of the Founders, as well as insight into our own.

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JEFFERSON & MADISON: Three Conversations from the Founding

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Drawing on the celebrated correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison about the newly adopted Constitution, Banning listens in on ``three of many conversations that occurred between two ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Jefferson and Madison: three conversations from the Founding

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Banning (The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, 1978) examines Jefferson's views on the Bill of Rights, private property, public debt, and public spirit in relation to the writing ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (1995)

Lance Banning is author of The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Creation of the Federal Republic and The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology.

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