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A Political Theory for Our Time


Edited By Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino and Antonio Mosconi

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

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Opinion on World Government in the USA




“Notwithstanding this prospect of a very full and respectable meeting [the Philadelphia Convention of 1787], no very sanguine expectations can be well indulged. The probable diversity of opinions and prejudices, and of supposed or real interests among the States, renders the issue totally uncertain. The existing embarrassments and mortal diseases of the Confederation form the only ground of hope that a spirit of concession on all sides may be produced by the general chaos […]”

James Madison1

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