Andrew Sabl on Demagogues and the Consitution, Washington Post

January 29, 2016

Andrew Sabl writes on the Washington Post Monkey Cage on the The Constitutional handling of demagogues.

“Right at the beginning of the Federalist Papers (the defense of the Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay), Hamilton warned against populists who endangered constitutional structures. Those who have overthrown republics, he wrote, have usually “begun their career, by paying an obsequious court to the people … commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.”

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