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F e der a l i st 4 “Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force” I n federalist 4, publius continues to emphasize dangers posed by the fact that the United States lives within an international system of states. Here he presents the starkest vision of that order. “It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it. . ” The United States, he continues, will inevitably appear to threaten the interests of several powerful countries: “With France and with Britain we are rivals in the [cod] ﬁsheries,” and further tensions would certainly be raised as the United States sought entry into trade with China and India.
3 Thus Huntington suggested that we should not blithely assume that even the post–Civil War United States would maintain itself into the indeﬁnite future. He explicitly rejected the wisdom of relying only on what might be termed “constitutional attachment,” describing this as the “classic Enlightenment-based, civic concept of a nation” in which “nationalism,” lacking any other commonalities, was predicated entirely on commitment to abstract propositions. ”4 Instead, he called for renewed emphasis on the “core culture” that he believed dominated in 1787.
One element that links both of those episodes, though, is America’s expansion well beyond the limited borders Publius assumed in 1787. Another linkage, even more obvious, is the development of modern technology, which makes the United States vulnerable to adversaries located far away. indb 21 8/18/15 6:25:18 PM 22 Something Must Be Done to Save the Union sending an army of warships into New York Harbor or even interdicting our ships as they ply the international oil trade. And we are increasingly aware that hackers working from thousands of miles away can do more potential harm to the American economy and generate more feelings of insecurity than even a “standard-model” terrorist armed with a ﬁrearm.
An Argument Open to All: Reading "The Federalist" in the 21st Century by Sanford Levinson