In this book, renowned constitutional historian and AEI resident scholar Robert A. Goldwin tells the story of how and why Madison went from skeptic to advocate of a bill of rights, and how he single-handedly maneuvered his amendments through a reluctant Congress. Goldwin reveals how James Madison thought through, and then implemented, a design to put the Constitution on the firmest possible foundation, a foundation of popular support so solid that the Constitution of the United states has lasted incomparably longer than any other in the world.
Robert A. Goldwin (editor)
Robert A. Goldwin is resident scholar and codirector of constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He has served in the White House as special consultant to the president and, concurrently, as adviser to the secretary of defense. He has taught at the University of Chicago and at Kenyon College and was dean of St. John's College in Annapolis. He is the editor of a score of books on American politics, coeditor of the AEI series of volumes on the Constitution, and author of numerous articles, including "Why Blacks, Women, and Jews Are Not Mentioned in the Constitution" and "Of Men and Angels:"A Search for Morality in the Constitution.