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PUBLIUS was the pen name used by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison in

I787-1788 when they published 85 articles entitled The Federalist in defense of the federal republic

created by the new American Constitution. Accordingly, it is an appropriate name for a journal

devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about federalism and intergovernmental



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The Journal of Federalism

Volume 17, Number 2

PUBLIUS: The Journal of Federalism (ISSN 0048-5950) is published quarterly by the Center

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Copyright e 1987, CSF Associates, Philadelphia


The Journal of Federalism

Volume 17, Number 2

Spring 1987



From the Editors of Publius


Leo Strauss and the American Regime 1

by Morton J. Frisch

Jefferson and Executive Power: Revisionism and the "Revolution of 1800" 7

by Gary J. Schmitt

The Promise of Progressivism: Herbert Croly and the Progressive Rejection

of Individual Rights 27

by David K. Nichols

The Governorship-Senate Connection: A Step in the Structure of

Opportunities Grows Weaker 41

by Frank Codispoti

The New Federalism Game: Primacy Implementation of Environmental

Policy 53

by Patricia McGee Crotty

State Participation in Interstate Compacts 69

by David C. Nice

The Burger Court's View of the Relationship Between the States and Their

Municipalities 85

by Louise Byer Miller

Integrating Municipal Workforces: A Comparative Study of Six

Southern Cities 93

by Lana Stein and Stephen E. Condrey

Research Note

The U.S. Senate and Federalism Policy in the 96th and 97th Congresses 105

by Rodney E. Hero

Contributors 115

From the Editors

During the next several years, Publius plans to commemorate the bicentennial

of the Constitution of the United States of America by publishing special

articles and special topical issues on American political thought, past and

present. As part of this commemoration, we are happy to bring to our readers

views on the American regime by three students of the work of Leo Strauss.

As Morton J. Frisch demonstrates in his introductory article, "Leo Strauss

and the American Regime," Strauss had a particular concern for, and attraction

to, the American regime. As a German-Jewish refugee from Nazism,

who found a haven on American shores and an opportunity to pursue his

philosophic vocation to its fullest in American universities, Strauss' prudential

realism could not help but lead him to be fascinated with a regime that,

on one hand, was so much a product of the revolution in political philosophy

which he exposed and largely rejected and yet, on the other hand, provided

a decent civil society for millions of people drawn from around the world.

For many years, Strauss' strong views ran against the mainstream of

American political science, to the point where he and his students were often

ignored and sometimes actively rejected by students of political science. During

those years, however, several of his students, most particularly, Martin

Diamond and Herbert J. Storing, did pioneering work on American political

thought and helped to recover for modern students the original teachings

and documents of the nation's founders, including their thoughts on

federalism and the forms to be taken by American federal democracy. At

the same time, others of his students, in a desire to identify the United States

with classical political philosophy, downplayed and even sometimes

denigrated the federalist dimension of the American regime. The publication

in 1981, however, of The Complete Anti-Federalist edited by Herbert

Storing, with the assistance of Murray Dry, may help to stimulate a reconsideration

of the place of federalist principles in the founding and maintenance

of the liberal American regime.

We would like to thank Mort Frisch and the Northern Illinois University

Foundation for helping to bring the first three articles of this issue to our

readers. The other articles in this issue treat matters of some contemporary

importance and improve our understanding of current dynamics and controversies

in the federal system.

D.J.E. and J.K.

Publius: The Journal of Federalism 17 (Spring 1987)


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