America's Constitutional Soul

America's Constitutional Soul

by Harvey C. Mansfield Jr.
     
 

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Focusing on the elections of 1980, 1982, and 1984, Mansfield critiques contemporary conservatism for its ignorance of the political theory implicit in the Constitution.

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Focusing on the elections of 1980, 1982, and 1984, Mansfield critiques contemporary conservatism for its ignorance of the political theory implicit in the Constitution.

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Political Studies

Harvey C. Mansfield displays his formidable intellectualism and classical scholarship in support of the proposition that the American constitution possesses a formal truth drawn from its foundations and exerted through its development... In what is a provocatively trenchant book, Mansfield takes relish in propelling his readers down the rats' maze of liberal arguments supporting a conservative outlook. Herein lies the real soul of American politics.

Constitutional Commentary - Bradley A. Kletscher

Provides 'food for thought' for both 'left' and 'right,' and in particular for the American citizens about whom this book is concerned.

Booknews
Mansfield (government, Harvard U.) focuses on the elections of 1980, 1982, and 1984, analyzing the themes and tactics of Ronald Reagan and the conservative movement to reveal what's wrong with American politics today. Individual essays, several of them published here for the first time, discuss such topics as social science, religion, the separation of powers, the media, and the political significance of forms and formalities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801846342
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
The Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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