Madison Also Had Much to Say About Commercial Shackles

James Marcus on Andrew Keen: “In any case, amateur is hardly the dirty word Keen makes it out to be, and his reflexive obeisance to people in charge cripples his polemic. After all, a James Madison (whom Keen cites approvingly for having a similarly jaundiced view of human nature) wrote: ‘The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.’ I believe it was the professionals he had in mind.”

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