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Federalist Papers - Federalist No 10(Federalist Number 10...

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Federalist No. 10 ( Federalist Number 10 ) is an essay by James Madison and the tenth of the Federalist Papers , a series arguing for the ratification of the United States Constitution . It was published on November 22 , 1787 , under the pseudonym Publius , the name under which all the Federalist Papers were published. The essay is the most famous of the Federalist Papers, along with the Federalist No. 51 , also by James Madison, and is among the most highly regarded of all American political writings. [1] No. 10 addresses the question of how to guard against " factions ," groups of citizens with interests contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community. In today's discourse the term special interest often carries the same connotation. Madison argued that a strong, large republic would be a better guard against those dangers than smaller republics—for instance, the individual states. Opponents of the Constitution offered counterarguments to his position, which were substantially derived from the
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