Martin Diamond claims that “the Founders ‘had no hope and they offered none for any ultimate organic change in the way men conduct themselves’” (97). What does Diamond mean by this and what are the consequences of this for the relationship between ethics and politics in American society? Think about the actions, events, and people in American politics today: were the Founders correct about the lack of hope for any organic change in human behavior? Support your conclusion with evidence from American political life.
Please respond to the topic in 5 double-spaced pages. Your paper should construct an argument with a thesis, using evidence from both the original source (Diamond essay) and other relevant examples in our political world.