The Anti-Federalist Papers


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(4.7 stars; 21 reviews)

During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman) (19 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Centinel I 27:37 Read by Leon Mire
Centinel XI 7:30 Read by Leon Mire
Federal Farmer I 19:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer II 11:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer III 35:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer IV 19:51 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer V 16:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer VI 24:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer VII 19:43 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer VIII 15:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer IX 22:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer X 15:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XI 23:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XII 22:44 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XIII 21:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XIV 23:35 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XV 28:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XVI 25:15 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XVII 29:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Federal Farmer XVIII 33:31 Read by Sibella Denton
Brutus I 29:13 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus II 15:16 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus III 15:09 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus IV 18:38 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus V 16:30 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus VI 20:41 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus VII 14:51 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus VIII 9:21 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus IX 14:06 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus X 14:59 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XI 17:12 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XII 17:22 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XIII 9:46 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XIV 19:37 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XV 15:52 Read by ML Cohen
Brutus XVI 12:39 Read by ML Cohen
John DeWitt I 14:09 Read by Gary Gilberd
John DeWitt II 14:11 Read by Gary Gilberd
John DeWitt III 16:35 Read by Gary Gilberd
Cato III 9:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Cato IV 8:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Cato V 10:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Cato VII 8:11 Read by Sibella Denton
Agrippa VI 5:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Agrippa VII 8:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Agrippa VIII 5:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Agrippa IX 6:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Penn Minority 1:28:56 Read by Robert Scott
Impartial Examiner I 28:46 Read by Robert Scott
Impartial Examiner II 15:33 Read by Robert Scott
Impartial Examiner III 25:25 Read by Robert Scott
Maryland Farmer IV 18:40 Read by Robert Scott
Maryland Farmer V 44:55 Read by Robert Scott
Patrick Henry I 51:35 Read by ML Cohen
Patrick Henry II 35:26 Read by ML Cohen
Patrick Henry III 1:08:06 Read by ML Cohen

Reviews

Frighteningly predictive of what was then the future...


(5 stars)

So True! Look Around You!


(5 stars)

Patrick Henry was correct. For sixty years we have been experiencing the problem of wealthy "elites" buying the system. Hell, you can't even access some news on social media and... Tucker! Yes, The Corporate Party always wins! Dems and Reps is a soap opera to provide the illusion that the politicians care about you and that you have a voice. They don't. And you don't. Respectively. Don't worry, you'll soon be living under a Communist, United Nations world government and The Great Reset will soon kick it off. Hey you won't own anything and you'll be happy! You're every movement will be monitored and if you don't follow their rules; you won't eat. Think China today. Don't you think the precautions were worse than the virus? 377 healthy people died. Most deaths were co-morbid or co-occurring with heart attacks, cancer, etc. and doctors were paid more for billing the comorbid virus. Hey, they have us by the short and curlies! Small businesses are crushed but the mega-corporations are raking it in. Ordo Ab Chao.

a word against drawing comparisons to modern times


(4 stars)

this is probably one of the more tolerable version of this collection. it would probably be nice to have this and The Federalist papers combined in one volume in chronological order in order to see the entire argument being made. people have to realize that a lot of these politicians on both the Federalists and Anti-Federalists sides were frankly quite hypocritical even in their own views. many of the old Anti-Federalists would support slavery as an American institution, and a lot of the Federalists would support corporatism and the supremacy of wealth culture, both of which would become very huge points of contention in the United States for years to come. it is very erroneous to compare 18th century politics to 21st century issues because the times and the technology aren't the same.

Fantastic! Five stars!


(5 stars)

WHY DO WE NO LONGER PICK APART SUBJECTS SO ELOQUENTLY AND CONCISELY?! Thank you, LibriVox et al. Eloquence in modern speech has been stripped down to two syllables that exemplify our collectively shortening attention span and our aversion to inquiry into public affairs and exigent circumstances, much on the basis of they not being our own charge and replaced instead with gaudy sensationalization of irrelevat and/or obfuscatory actions or deeds: "'Mur'ca."

Some 230+ years later...


(5 stars)

Personally I think any form of government is a threat to individual freedom. Any. Though I’ll say this, that the writers of these documents were forward-thinking and not at all reactionaries like the “Federalists”.


(5 stars)

i haven't even listened to all and i am hooked. great investment of your time to listen...

Informative book with good audio quality.


(5 stars)