|Bulletin n. 3/2011|
Smith Daniel L.
|Federalist No. 7: Is Disunion among the States a Hidden Source of Strength?|
|in Public Administration Review , Volume 71, Issue Supplement s1 , 2011 , s15–s21|
|Federalist Nos. 6 and 7 address the problems of disunion that led the founders to imagine a stronger national government, arguing that the states were and would continue to be a source of unyielding conflict without national supremacy. This essay asks how the states have adjusted to the Constitution under the Tenth Amendment and posits that the states are a hidden source of energy toward good government in their own right.|