Dr. Carey is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author and editor of several works including In Defense of the Constitution, Freedom and Virtue, and A Student’s Guide to American Political Thought. Dr. Carey is also editor of The Political Science Reviewer, an annual review of leading works in political science and related disciplines. In 2003, he was awarded the ISI Regnery Award for Distinguished Institutional Service.
A Students Guide to American Political Thoughtby George W. Carey
Who are the most influential thinkers, and which are the most important concepts, events, and documents in the study of the American political tradition? How ought we regard the beliefs and motivations of the founders, the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the historical circumstances of the Declaration of Independence, the rise of the modern presidency, and the advent of judicial supremacy? These are a few of the fascinating questions canvassed by George W. Carey in A Student's Guide to American Political Thought. Carey's primer instructs students on the fundamental matters of American political theory while telling them where to turn to obtain a better grasp on the ideas that have shaped the American political heritage.
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