Curtiss Matlock's Reviews > Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and The Election that Saved a Nation

Founding Rivals by Chris DeRose
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Jan 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, american-history, politics
Read from January 21 to March 19, 2012

I find things I learned in this book helps me to have a bit different view of the country today. I doubt we have ever had since that time such strong and forceful men as began our country, yet they had their weaknesses, too. I doubt it was the author's intention, but I rather blame James Madison for the strength of the central government. I find myself in the camp of the other side, who believed the danger too great to give the government the power to levy taxes as it eventually got.

The book engages, inspires, and informs in a wonderful way.

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