From Philosopher-Kings to Constitutions to Star Trek to Steer into the Skid: The problem of factions and a possible solution (or a very bad idea — you tell me)

Among the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. James Madison, Federalist Paper #10.

Madison described factions (translated by me into modern conversational English) as a group of citizens united and motivated by interests or passions…



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