The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Monday, February 06, 2012
DEPT. OF EMBARRASSING CORRECTIONS: From "
Drunk Without Power," a review I published in 2008:
His short volume is not the most complete account of the Antifederalists' struggle—that honor probably belongs to Merrill Jensen's 1940 classic The Articles of Confederation—but it may be the most affecting take on the issue.
Four years later, I'm not sure if this is a half-revised sentence that I did not finish rewriting or just a case of me coughing up the name of the wrong book-read-long-ago. (Probably the former, since I can't think of what other tome I might have meant to cite here.) But while Jensen's book could serve as an excellent introduction to the Antifederalists' worldview, it is in no sense an account, complete or not, of their struggle. Its narrative ends in 1781, six years before the Constitutional Convention.


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