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The Federalist Papers
The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro
Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, this work had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787.
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paulfrankspencer
Federalist Papers | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
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The copy I read, edited by Richard Beeman, was a selection of the many papers that compose the whole series, but even so it is good to see the original arguments for accepting the federal republic proposed by the US Constitution.

Every American should encounter this kind of original thinking from our founders, especially in these contentious times. Common ground can be found at the crossroads of humility and commitment to something greater.

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paulfrankspencer
Federalist Papers | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

“In politics as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.“
-Hamilton, Federalist 1

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ulyssesartmiller
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You guys, Alexander Hamilton is probably the most brilliant mind I have ever had the pleasure to read. His passion for the subject is obvious, and it‘s no surprise to me that he wrote the bulk of The Federalist Papers. So glad I read this.

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ulyssesartmiller
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#24b4monday yesterday I got in 4hr26min of reading, which equated to 130 pages of The Federalist Papers. Goal is to finish the book this weekend, and there are about 130 pages left. Let‘s go! @Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks

Andrew65 A great start, well done. 👏👏👏 3y
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ulyssesartmiller
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Not gonna lie, I am glad to see Madison‘s name heading the next batch of papers. Hamilton is brilliant, but after reading 150 pages of him lambasting Constitution critics as period-equivalent varieties of “f***ing idiots”, JM‘s more mild opinion of his fellow countrymen will be a welcome reprieve.

tournevis Oh, man! Brings back uni comprehensive exams trauma like you wouldn't believe! 3y
ulyssesartmiller @tournevis Oh no! Next time I'll mark it as a “trigger warning“! 3y
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ulyssesartmiller
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Figured a good introductory post should include what I‘m currently reading. Started this one a few weeks ago. Not a quick read, but a very, very interesting one.

ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 3y
ulyssesartmiller @ozma.of.oz why thank you! :) 3y
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Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! This book is on the shelf in our son‘s library. (He and his wife have a tremendous library). Whenever we visit, my husband grabs this and reads at least a couple sections. I think he‘s close to finishing. 3y
Melismatic ❤️ welcome to Litsy! ❤️💪🏻 3y
ulyssesartmiller @Lynnsoprano that‘s great! Has he enjoyed it? 3y
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Graywacke Welcome to Litsy. Takes a certain kind of mindset, I imagine, to work through these. 3y
ulyssesartmiller @Graywacke Thanks. And yes: the “I-was-an-academic-and-haven't-read-a-research-paper-in-a-decade-and-my-brain-is-starving“ mindset. 😀 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it here. Have fun!😉 3y
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jchawkins
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#redwhiteandblue #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro Had to throw in a costume book about dress in Colonial America too, of course 😁

Sunraven Ooh, costume book! 🤩 4y
jchawkins @Sunraven dude I have SO MANY 😂 4y
Sunraven I have ... a few, but so far I‘ve kept myself mostly reined in — when I used to make costumes often, I couldn‘t afford them and they were harder to find than they seem to be now ... and now I don‘t sew as often, so I don‘t think about it as much. It‘s still in my soul, though. 😆

I still want some like ... general historical costume books that aren‘t crap. Most of the ones I have are specialized or else they‘re pretty generic overviews.
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jchawkins @Sunraven yeah I've struggled with finding one like that, too. But I like having an entire library of specialized books lol. But you're right, it's an expensive craft to pursue! 4y
Sunraven If I had infinite money and shelf space I would definitely be fine with a huuuge library of specialized books, whether or not I used them on a regular basis. Maybe someday I‘ll have one of those libraries with a rolling ladder and there will be room. 😉 4y
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SconsinBookyBadger
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Happy 268th birthday to #jamesmadison who wrote 29 articles of The Federalist Papers.

#litsywalkers #downtownmadison @kaye

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TuesdayReviews
The Federalist | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

“[W]hat is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” - James Madison, Federalist no. 51

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RavenRenegade
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The sun is out in the PNW! That means it is time for a picnic! #thefederalist

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RavenRenegade
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It‘s been a while since I posted anything. Here‘s the current reading stack. #amreading

jfalkens Are you joining the #TNOTWBUDDYREAD starting on the 10th? Or joining us for the discussions? 5y
RavenRenegade @jfalkens I hadn‘t heard about it until now! I think I might! I did just get the anniversary edition and was considering a reread. :) 5y
jfalkens @RavenRenegade awesome 😊 @TricksyTails and @MinDea are our amazing hosts 😊 5y
TricksyTails @RavenRenegade I will tag you in the post with the schedule. 😁 Thank you again my awesome friend @jfalkens 🤗 5y
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Blaire
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Some classics for #historystickstoyourfeet. Hamilton has definitely revived interest in the federalist papers. On Tyranny helps us remember how to resist. The Souls of Black Folk is high on my tbr. #tuneintonovember

Gezemice Great choices! 5y
Blaire @Gezemice thanks! 5y
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Leigh0906
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My husband's #currentread - definitely not my book. #someoneelsesbook #riotgrams

Laalaleighh Been meaning to read those ever since Lin Man put some of them in musical lyrics. 5y
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jessberk13
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Did I finally find a subject that will hold his attention??!!!?!!

suvata Excellent choice 6y
LitLogophile My partner doesn't read often and came home with this, too 😂 6y
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azulaco
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I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never made it all the way through The Federalist Papers. I think this would be a good year to rectify that. #feistyfeb day 20: #presidentialreads

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GoneFishing
The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

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GoneFishing
The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro

Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.

Laura317 So basically, someone is always oppressed. 😥 (edited) 6y
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Emilywinsauer
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Timely.

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vivastory
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Happy Birthday to Broadway superstar & badass Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton!

catiewithac I love this little Penguin Civics series! 6y
vivastory @catiewithac Penguin rarely disappoints. Very distinct designs. 6y
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GeekGrl82
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From Federalist No. 10: The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection, by James Madison. November 22, 1787

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ScarletQuill
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I went to the library to return some books and came back with a few non-fiction picks. Hehe. I have a problem. It's raining hard right now so going to curl up and read all afternoon. #nonfiction

MrBook #NiceStack!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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GoneFishing
The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro

It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to decide, by their conduct and example, the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force.

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AliceInWonderLibrary
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My heart is breaking. Let's hope that by the next election my right to vote hasn't been taken away. I can't even find the right words for how I feel right now. I am not proud of my country but I am proud that I got to walk in the footsteps of the suffragettes before me that fought so hard for equality.

Robothugs I couldn't have said it better... 6y
Sammidnightsun 😥🙏 6y
Arcana Beautifully said. 6y
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TrishB 😞😞 6y
Bibliogirl ☹️We feel your pain in Australia. 6y
tpixie The USA is strong! We will be ok! 6y
Vexingcircumstance The photo made me chuckle. At this point that's all I can do - laugh at the insanity. Our country is now one big reality show. 6y
jpmcwisemorgan @Vexingcircumstance I think that's part of how we got here. People think life is like reality tv because that's what they watch all the time. 6y
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drinkteareadbooks
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Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 1, 1787

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Ellsbeth
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I love my state's vote by mail system. We get to take our time filling things out and research the issues at our leisure. Plus, we can honor early Americans who made voting a celebration and who also used to provide hard cider at the polls!

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Qemorio
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Watched the Hamilton documentary on PBS yesterday it was soooo good. Today I will start this one on the @SerialReader

Ruri_kaichou I watched that documentary too! I think I'm one of the few that don't love Hamilton, but my husband is a huge fan and wanted to watch it. Glad I did, it was so interesting! 6y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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Annnnd My Aunt Ginger was able to get me these from an Estate Sale! The Federalist and Common Sense/Rights of Man are both unopened!!! These are from the 1800's and early 1900's!!! 😍 #AntiqueHardbacks #Classics #BookHaul

Beetle Ooooooooooohhhhhhh...those are bee-yutes 6y
Amandajoy Wow 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Beetle Thank you!!! I am so in love with them! 😍 @Amandajoy I was so surprised!!! ❤️♥️❤️ 6y
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LeahBergen Nice! 6y
I-read-and-eat These are such treasures, beautiful! 6y
DebinHawaii Wow! What a great find! 📚📚❤️ 6y
BeththeBookDragon Very cool! 6y
QuintusMarcus I used to love cruising estate sales--got some wonderful complete sets (Twain, Hawthorne, Washington Irving) that way. 6y
LilMamaMastro 😍😍Gor-geous! Finds like that make my heart race. I can't pay for them fast enough in case someone comes to their senses and decides not to sell! 6y
quirkyreader Unopened as in the pages haven't be cut apart to read with a paper knife? 6y
frankincense_and_sensibility "Hamilton wrote...the other fifty-one!" (Sorry, my life is an extended Hamilton reference. Couldn't resist.) 6y
Desha Love 😍😍 6y
LibrarianJen 😍😍😍! 6y
LauraBrook Whoa, so awesome! 6y
kspenmoll Omg that is amazing! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @LeahBergen @I-read-and-eat @DebinHawaii @bethfriedman906 Thank you! I can't wait to add them to my growing collection! ❤️ @QuintusMarcus I want to go to so many now 😍 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @ReadosaurusText @melbeautyandbooks @Desha @LibrarianJen @LauraBrook @kspenmoll Thank you! ❤️♥️❤️ LOVING these!!! @frankincense_and_sensibility I need to brush up on my Hamilton, this is a good start. @LilMamaMastro She said that she almost didn't get them because of someone wanting to hold on to them. Very grateful!!! @quirkyreader The two up front are matching signature editions that came in shrinkwrap and it is still on them 😊📚 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome 6y
Posemn Wow! 6y
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Lunanina
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This bit from the introduction written in this edition published in 1961 amused me given the current fame and popularity of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton:

"The story of how Hamilton persuaded and plotted and bullied his way over the months to the narrowest of victories in the New York convention is an epic of American politics that deserves to be better known."

Mission accomplished.

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GoneFishing
The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

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bewareofwords
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And here I thought my obsession with Hamilton wouldn't come in handy. Turns out college had other plans! My Friday night is Founding Fathers and Martinelli's #thatcollegelife #englishmajorperks

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LadyBrik
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I have loved watching the effects of Hamilton on the world around me, including Must Read tables at the bookstore.. Who'd have thought?!

Megabooks I read them in college! Good stuff. 👍🏻 7y
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bookopen
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Hamilton-inspired reading!