July 25, 2013

If Men Were Angels

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."  (The Federalist Papers, No. 51, p.322.)

July's Title Swap

Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Giver by Lois Lowery
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Great Courses (video/audio):
    The Great Debate: Advocates & Opponents of the American Constitution
    The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History
    Natural Law and Human Nature
    American Ideals: Founding a Republic of Virtue