John C. Calhoun And The Federal Government: How Pro-slavery Ideology Led To A Rejection Of Infrastructure Spending.
John C. Calhoun knew what a strong federal government might do. : Do a Google image search for “John C. Calhoun,” and a matrix of dour, spectral faces will appear on your screen, each framed by an electric shock of white hair. The man in these images reminds me of nothing so much as some Romantic-era maestro from deep in central Europe, a kind of place harboring much culture and just as much terror. He has the look of penetrating insight with a touch of madness. But Calhoun was neither mad nor, I suspect, especially fond of music.