The Corner

Madison among the Yankees

Madison ventures into hostile territory — New York was always a tough state for him, and he never carried Connecticut.

Tonight, from 6:30 to 7:30, I will be discussing him with Benno Schmidt at the New-York Historical Society. (NB: Their HQ is being refurbished, so we will meet at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64 St., @ Central Park West). Gouverneur Morris, one of the founders of the N-YHS, said of Madison “he never goes sober to bed. Whether intoxicated by opium or wine was not said.” Perhaps we will discuss that.

Thursday, October 27, from 4 to 5:45, the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University and Davenport College are hosting me at a Master’s Tea in the Davenport College Common Room, 248 York St., New Haven.