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Federalist Number 51 1. What does the text say about human nature? The text says that it is in human nature to have ambitions and interests and try to achieve them without thinking about others. The famous phrase “If men were angels, no government would be necessary” pretty much sums it up. 2. What does the text say about government? The text says that government is the greatest reflection on human nature and that it may be used as a method to achieve your ambitions. It also says that it is difficult to enable the government to control the governed and oblige it to control itself at the same time. 3. How is the concentration of power to be avoided? One way is the separation of power, which can be done by dividing the legislature into different branches – legislative, judicial and executive. The other way to avoid the concentration of power is to use checks and balances. It means that every institution is being observed by other institutions and it cannot grow too powerful. Or, as Madison
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