"It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part."--James Madison, the Federalist Papers, 1788. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1965 George Ortman Born: Oakland, California 1926 pencil on paper sheet: 18 x 23 7/8 in. (45.8 x 60.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.231 Not currently on view