Brandeis on Democracy

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"A most timely re-presentation that captures the full range and richness of Brandeis's writings in his own compelling words."—James MacGregor Burns, author of The American Experiment and Government by the People

"Philippa Strum puts her considerable skills to an impressive result, crafting a 'Brandeis Reader' that teaches the value of an unflinching commitment to democracy at the same time that it deepens our understanding of majority rights, freedom of expression, and privacy. Every American will benefit from reading—and then re-reading—this book."—Kermit L. Hall, author of The Magic Mirror: Law in American History

"A first rate book, remarkable in every way—the right documents, the right order, the right way to introduce them."—David W. Levy, coeditor of Half Brother, Half Son: The Letters of Louis D. Brandeis to Felix Frankfurter

"A super job of selecting and editing. This collection is far superior as representative of Brandeis's thought than any previous work."—Melvin I. Urofsky, author of A History of the American Constitution

Author Biography: Philippa Strum, professor of political science at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, is author of numerous books, including When the Nazis Came to Skokie: Freedom for Speech We Hate, Brandeis: Beyond Progressivism, Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People, The Supreme Court and "Political Questions," and Presidential Power and American Democracy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700606795
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 1/16/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. Democracy and Public Service

3. The Living Law

4. Justice for the Workers

5. Business and "The Curse of Bigness"

6. Zionism: Progressives and Pilgrims in Palestine

7. Government in a Democracy

8. The Right to Be Let Alone

9. The Right to Free Speech


Additional Reading


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