The film allows us into the head and heart of the characters, making Emma. a love story worthy of standing with Pride and Prejudice.
Technology seems to have recreated the problem of the small republic, such that the large republic is now susceptible to the disease of faction.
Politics requires fit characters, but can virtue be restored as a basis for liberty? Four contributors address this problem.
Colleen A. Sheehan, Professor of Politics and director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University, has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. She is author of The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism (Cambridge, 2015), James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government (Cambridge, 2009), and Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787-88 (with Gary L. McDowell, Liberty Fund, 1998), and is currently completing, with Jack Rakove, The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist.