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Madison’s Madison

From the April 1996 Print Edition

The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic by lance banning cornell university press, 543 pages, $35 For students of the early American republic, James Madison has long been something of a riddle. No one disputes, of course, his vital contributions to the . . . . Continue Reading »

An Illiberal Democrat

From the February 1996 Print Edition

Jihad vs. McWorld: How the World Is Both Falling Apart and Coming Together” And What This Means for Democracy By Benjamin R. Barber Times Books, 416 pages, $25 Benjamin Barber, the director of the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy at Rutgers University, is . . . . Continue Reading »