The Federalist Papers

How does James Madison distinguish between federalism and nationalism ?

How does the author distuinguish between federlism, and nationalism? In what ways does he argue that the general government is both partly national and partly federal ?

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The difference between a federal and national government, as it relates to the operation of the government, is supposed to consist in this, that in the former the powers operate on the political bodies composing the Confederacy, in their political capacities; in the latter, on the individual citizens composing the nation, in their individual capacities.