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 is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Arizona State School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. 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).