The Constitution & the Pride of Reason
詳細書目:
The Constitution & the Pride of Reason
by Smith, Steven D.

Publication:
New York, N.Y. Oxford University Press (US), 1998.

Subject:
Constitutional law--United States.
Law and politics.
Reason.

Language:
English

Product ID:
23591

eBook ISBN:
9780585211763

ISBN:
9780195117479
圖書簡介:
Examining the perennial claim that constitutional law somehow embodies a commitment to governance by "reason," this book shows how the lofty intentions of yesterdays framers and todays scholars have culminated in rampant confusion and elaborate sophistry. The Constitution and the Pride of Reason gives readers a provocative overview of the noble aspirations and tragic failures of American constitutionalism, offering iconoclastic assessments of constitutionalists ranging from Madison and Jefferson to Dworkin and Bork. "This is not a book for specialists in constitutional doctrine. It draws upon political and moral philosophy, history, constitutional theory, and political science to sustain a thesis which should interest all thinking Americans. It is also refreshingly well-written, very clear, and precise, often witty."--Gerald V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame
 
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