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Federalist Papers

Wikipedia has a good overview of the eighty-five articles that comprise the Federalist papers and discusses various categories. You may find others of interest. You can download the full text at Project Gutenberg.

A brief portion of No. 11 was tacked to the handout for Nos. 10 and 51. I started reading it and decided to finish. It's by Hamilton and discusses trade with Europe, trade between states, and creating a navy. According to Hamilton, Europe is oppressor and has a negative marketing campaign going relating not only to the degeneration of people living in America but also a horrific canine mutation:

The world may politically, as well as geographically, be divided into four parts, each having a distinct set of interests. Unhappily for the other three, Europe, by her arms and by her negotiations, by force and by fraud, has, in different degrees, extended her dominion over them all. Africa, Asia, and America, have successively felt her domination. The superiority she has long maintained has tempted her to plume herself as the Mistress of the World, and to consider the rest of mankind as created for her benefit. Men admired as profound philosophers have, in direct terms, attributed to her inhabitants a physical superiority, and have gravely asserted that all animals, and with them the human species, degenerate in America--that even dogs cease to bark after having breathed awhile in our atmosphere.