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David B. Mattern


The Many Hats of Mr. Madison

The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic. By Lance Banning. Cornell.$35. It is a question that puzzled James Madison's contemporaries, and one that has embarrassed his champions and drawn cries of apostasy [...]

Two Powerful Pens

The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jefferson and Madison, 1776—1826.> Edited by James Morton Smith. 3 vols. Norton. $150.00. They had a personal and political friendship that lasted 50 years, encompassing the most critical and m [...]