Adam J. White, Tal Fortgang, and Alan Morrison | “Unprecedential”
About Those Self-Evident Truths. . . .
What are we without them?
Jay Cost | March 2020
- Partisanship today has a corollary in the 1790s, when sharp disagreement led Republicans and Federalists to denounce each other in personal terms.
- Many Founding Fathers, including James Madison, fell prey to this kind of vitriol, even though in truth both sides were earnest advocates for their own vision of the national interest.
- We can learn from the founders’ error by remembering that our political opponents are not bad people. By assuming the best, rather than the worst, of our political opponents, we can better find common ground.
Jay Cost | American Enterprise Institute | February 5, 2020
James Madison and republican statesmanship, part 2: A road map from tribalism
Jay Cost | American Enterprise Institute | January 8, 2020
James Madison and republican statesmanship, part 1: The virtue of constitutional esteem
Jay Cost | American Enterprise Institute | December 12, 2019