The Separation of Powers in the Eighteenth Century

  title={The Separation of Powers in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={William Seal Carpenter},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={32 - 44}
  • W. Carpenter
  • Published 1 February 1928
  • History, Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
“Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society.” Thus the authors of The Federalist defined the purposes of the government created by the Federal Convention. But they reached this definition as the conclusion to a discussion of the factious nature of mankind. Madison had already remarked that the causes of faction could not be removed without abolishing the liberty which is essential to political life. He believed, however, that the control of its effects was within human… 
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