1. What would you identify as their main concern throughout the essays you read in this book? 2. Are there certain values these authors felt prevent the institutions they support from declining? 3. What do you think of the argument that there are several threats to the future development of the new nation that result from inadequate consideration of how to best design institutions? 4. What is needed to design political institutions that are relatively immune from the weaknesses they mention in the “The Federalist Papers”? Option B (The Failings of Individuals Option): •At one point in the “The Federalist Papers,” the authors argue that government is needed because humans are not angels. 1. How would the authors of this work expect individuals to act as citizens on a day-to-day basis? 2. Realistically, can individuals meet the standard set forth in this book, especially if they are not familiar with them? 3. What political virtues should be found among citizens? 4. How important are these values in ensuring that government will promote a high quality of life among American citizens?