MADISON - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Book review: Does James Madison still matter? <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Book review: Does James Madison still matter?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By D. Kurt Graham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T01:01:02.626-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a 2009 C-SPAN poll of historians and political scientists that ranked the leadership attributes of the U.S. presidents, James Madison placed right in the middle of the pack — somewhere between William McKinley and Grover Cleveland and just two spots ahead of Gerald Ford. Similar surveys confirm Madison’s place near the midpoint, at neither the top nor the bottom of our perceptions of presidential effectiveness and success. Such rankings raise some obvious questions about what we value and how...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT