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Zinn is critical of James Madison’s argument in the Federalist #10. Madison states that the problem was a majority faction, and the Constitution offered to have “an extensive republic,” (a nation that ranged over the thirteen states,) to fix the problem. Zinn gives credit to Madison, stating that, “Madison’s argument can be seen as a sensible argument for having a government which can maintain peace and avoid continuous disorder.” (Zinn, Page 97.) Zinn is still critical, mentioning that it would depend on what the goal of a government is. Is it just to maintain order between two equally matched fighters/groups?

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