"James Madison, our fourth president, knew the rhyme and the worldview. We remember him chiefly as 'the father of the Constitution,' but this preindustrial thinker is also, counterintuitively, a practical philosopher for our digital age. The @SageOfMontpelier would not be the least bit surprised by the vitriol spewed on Twitter, because he believed rabid partisanship (what he called 'faction') was inevitable. The 'latent causes of faction,' he wrote in Federalist No. 10, are 'sown in the nature of man.'"
- Ben Sasse