The citizens of America have too much discernment to be argued into anarchy. And I am much mistaken, if experience has not wrought a deep and solemn conviction in the public mind, that greater energy of government is essential to the welfare and prosperity of the community.
— From The Federalist No 26: THE IDEA OF RESTRAINING THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY IN REGARD TO THE COMMON DEFENSE CONSIDERED.
The author, as dryly described on the book’s blurb, is “Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)…an American Founding Father and an influential interpreter and promoter of the US Constitution. He is now immortalized in the eponymous Broadway musical.”