Politics without Romance
Much liberal political theory has been idealistic, ideal oriented, or highly normative. An alternative view of liberal political theory tends to question the applicability of rational ethical principles to moral and political life in favor of a more pessimistic, empirically based analysis of political life as it actually is and has been. Conferees explored some of the main themes of this skeptical or realistic approach.
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The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation,…
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