America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.

The Atlantic
Sep 13, 2018 · 12 min read
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Illustration: Zohar Lazar

By Jeffrey Rosen

James Madison traveled to Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He had spent the year before the Constitutional Convention reading two…

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