Dissent Of The Governed / Edition 1

Dissent Of The Governed / Edition 1

by Stephen L. Carter
     
 

Between loyalty and disobedience; between recognition of the law's authority and realization that the law is not always right: in America, this conflict is historic, with results as glorious as the mass protests of the civil rights movement and as inglorious as the armed violence of the militia movement. In an impassioned defense of dissent, Stephen Carter argues… See more details below

Overview

Between loyalty and disobedience; between recognition of the law's authority and realization that the law is not always right: in America, this conflict is historic, with results as glorious as the mass protests of the civil rights movement and as inglorious as the armed violence of the militia movement. In an impassioned defense of dissent, Stephen Carter argues for the dialogue that negotiates this conflict and keeps democracy alive. His book portrays an America dying from a refusal to engage in such a dialogue, a polity where, indeed, everybody speaks, but nobody listens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674212664
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization, #1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Allegiance
  • Disobedience
  • Interpretation

  • Notes
  • Index

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