FACTION, LIBERTY, AND PROPERTY
4 pages (1000 words)
In these articles, Madison wrote under the pseudonym “Publius” and commented on the checks and balances of competing factions in American politics. The articles were collectively known as the Federalist Papers (Madison 1). According to Madison, faction is “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community” (Madison 1).