James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
Edited by David B. Mattern
Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his writings on a variety of political and social issues, ranging from agriculture to free trade, from religion and the state to legislative power, from friendship to fashion, from slavery to unity.
[A] most worthwhile volume, bringing the great Virginian's thoughts to light for the modern reader.... Readers will discover here paragraph-length sketches revealing Madison's thoughts on African Americans, the Bill of Rights, death, drugs and alcohol, slavery, religion, women and so on: some 140 topics in all.