Alexander Hamilton 9.7分
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Paranoid thinking seems to be a legacy of all revolutions, with purists searching for signs of heresy, and the American experience was no exception.

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For all his charisma, Alexander Hamilton was essentially an intellectual loner who took perverse pride in standing against the crowd.

Acknowledging imperfections in the impeachment process, Hamilton stressed that the Constitution had produced the best compromise available: "If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy and the world a desert."

看这章才逐渐有点被之前的制宪会议struck到,意识到他们如何从空白建立起一整套政府运作体系,真的是一场非常伟大的实验。

Hamilton believed that revolutions ended in tyranny because they glorified revolution as a permanent state of mind.

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The parade apotheosized the hero of the hour, the man who had snatched victory from the antifederalist majority. So exuberant was the lionization of Alexander Hamilton that admirers wanted to rechristen the city "Hamiltoniana." It was one of the few times in his life that Hamilton basked in the warmth of public adulation.

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