A still accurate and relevent prophecy
It's frightening how accurate this book is. all throughout the 85 papers that make up the federalist, hamilton, madison and jay state their points complete with warnings of what might happen should things go in a different direction. certainly they were standing up for their opinions and beliefs and of course they understood (and supported) the fact that not everyone would agree with their proposals, but something that we have today that they couldn't experience is hindsight. the fears of a civil war for the reasons articulated came true almost to the number, the reasons why and how and what the ultimate end-result would probably be. the warnings against abusive state and federal governments have, time and again, been bled out with remarkably accurate assumption. the troubles of even so far a distant future as today were thought about and discussed and every effort was made to counter such obstacles with the sheer ugency of ideas. it is tragic that this book has become something of a forgotten classic for the people of today, shrugging their shoulders and presuming that the founding fathers have nothing new to teach us. read on, young america. understand your nation.