Nov 11, 2021 • 1HR 18M

The Talented Mr. Madison

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Historian and AEI fellow Jay Cost is back on The Remnant to discuss his new biography of James Madison, which focuses on the political theory of Jonah’s favorite Founding Father. Jay and Jonah fuse rank punditry with historical nerdery to explore how a little Madisonian wisdom could go a long way toward solving our most pressing institutional challenges. What are the greatest misconceptions about Madison and the founding? How should the Declaration of Independence be understood? And could American politics use more smoke-filled rooms?

Show Notes:

-Jay’s page at AEI

-Jay’s previous Remnant appearance

-Jonah and Jay on AEI’s Viewpoint

-James Madison: America’s First Politician

-Jay previews the book in the Wall Street Journal

-Jay’s previous book, The Price of Greatness

-Federalist 10

-Polybius (the historian, not the mythical video game)

-Jefferson and Madison on Malthus

-Why Nations Fail

-Inventing Freedom, by Daniel Hannan

-The Remnant with Steve Teles

-Jonah: “That Shor Sounds Good”

-The Remnant with Mike Duncan

-The Webster-Hayne debate