Given the current and serious political polarization in America, we are compelled to ask whether a nation composed of citizens who disagree so deeply about fundamental principles can endure. Like the classics, America's Founding Father James Madison believed that concord and civic friendship are necessary to the maintenance of a healthy political order. This essay explores Madison's vision of civic friendship in America and asks how the bonds of citizenship might be regenerated in the nation today.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations