Note to Self: It was 80 blocks south of here that Alexander Hamilton wrote to the middle class of New York that:
The history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy… feeling sensations of horror and disgust… intervals of felicity… overwhelmed by the tempestuous waves of sedition and party rage…
That is how the rest of the world views Britain and the United States in this age, the age of Brexit and Trump. And I haven’t even raised the strange spectacle of our modern-day Earl of Warwick, Rupert the Kingmaker. Few among middle classes abroad today think that the Anglo-Saxon democracies have it right, deliver the goods.
Hamilton and Madison had plans for republican remedies to the diseases of republican government. What would your remedies be?
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