Political Science

I need help interpreting a paragraph in the federalist papers. It is Federalist No. 10 the paragraph is.

"It is in vain to say, that enlightened statesmen will be able to adjust these clashing interests, and render them all subservient to the public good. Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm: Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all, without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another, or the good of the whole"

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  1. Madison is arguing for a strong federal government. He's afraid that factions, or in today's terms, special interest groups, could take actions that are not in everyone's best interests. In his view, only a strong federal government can control these factions. For more insight into this paper, check this article.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_No._10

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