Our Peculiar Security: The Written Constitution and Limited Government (Studies in American Constitutionalism)

Our Peculiar Security: The Written Constitution and Limited Government (Studies in American Constitutionalism)

by Eugene W. Hickok
     
 

Challenging the fashionable belief that the Constitution should be interpreted in relation to the times, the distinguished contributors to Our Peculiar Security argue that the Constitution has a dual character. On the one hand it is law, in a binding and judicially enforceable sense. On the other hand, it is a decidedly political document.See more details below

Overview

Challenging the fashionable belief that the Constitution should be interpreted in relation to the times, the distinguished contributors to Our Peculiar Security argue that the Constitution has a dual character. On the one hand it is law, in a binding and judicially enforceable sense. On the other hand, it is a decidedly political document.

Editorial Reviews

Walter Berns
The Federalist Papers have been described as the 'most important work in political science that has ever been written, or is likely ever to be written, in the United States.' True enough, which makes it difficult to understand why the Constitution, the subject addressed in those papers, occupies at best a peripheral place in what passes for constitutional scholarship in our day. These essays, all previously unpublished, may help it regain the place it deserves. The issue-the future of constitutional government in the United States-speaks of its own importance.
Stephen B. Presser
. . . splendid essays . . . this book is must reading in the nineties for anyone who genuinely cares about the rule of law. . . . the editors have assembled one of the best and most convincing collections of writing on 'originalism' as the only valid theory of constitutional interpretation, and the republic is in their debt.
Herman Belz
This is a wide-ranging collection of essays by a distinguished array of constitutional scholars that will provide students a splendid introduction into the philosophical dimensions of American constitutionalism which is also solidly grounded in the historical realities that form the context for the American Founding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847677931
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/1993
Series:
Our Peculiar Security Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.73(d)

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