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Alan Gibson

Alan Gibson
Alan Gibson, Professor of Political Science at California State University, Chico, is the author of Understanding the Founding: The Crucial Questions and numerous essays on the political thought of James Madison.

What made James Madison unique among his generation and has subsequently made his legacy invaluable... was his commitment to the "sacred fire of liberty" and his steadfast refusal to abandon either his republican commitment to popular participation or his liberal commitments to justice and the protection of...

Scholarship on the political thought and career of James Madison is still dominated by a prevailing...