An Experiment in American Intellectual History

I just got done reading the first essay of The Federalist, and I think I’m going to try to read all eighty-five of them over the next couple months, largely for the sake of better teaching in the future.

Whenever I teach Plato I try to point out to my students the influences of the old Greek on our ways of thinking as well as our departures from his political vision, and I realized at some point that I need more background on American intellectual history if I’m going to do that well.

So Federalist One is read.  Eighty-four to go.


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