Let me group the ideas that make up our tradition under four main headings: the nature of man, the pattern of society, the structure and purpose of government, the place of man in society and under government. The results will be, as best I can state them, the essentials of our common tradition.
Rossiter, C. L.
"Foundations of American Political Theory,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 13
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol13/iss2/3