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TOWAOP A MORE PERFECT UNION: WRITINGS OF HENOPERT J
     

TOWAOP A MORE PERFECT UNION: WRITINGS OF HENOPERT J

by Joseph M. Bessette
 
This book contains major writings by five of America's most distinguished political scientists and political theorists.

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This book contains major writings by five of America's most distinguished political scientists and political theorists.

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Jay Freeman
Before his untimely death in 1977 at the age of 47, Herbert J. Storing was one of the most widely read and respected political essayists in the halls of academia. As this representative selection indicates, Storing's interests ranged across the spectrum of U.S. political culture and history. His cogent and fascinating ruminations on the founding fathers portrays them as superb practical politicians; they were actually aware that their proposals coming out of Philadelphia would have to pass muster before a larger audience. In discussing the Bill of Rights, he convincingly indicates that its incorporation into the Constitution was by no means inevitable; in fact, many Federalists felt that its adoption ran counter to the spirit of a written Constitution. Finally, in this current era of heightened racial and ethnic consciousness, Storing's deliberations on slavery, race relations, and the significance of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington are invaluable for their balance, restraint, and common sense. As the title implies, Storing sought to point the way toward better government and a better society, yet he did so while imbued with a healthy respect for the limitations of human "perfectibility." Politicians of all stripes can benefit from an awareness of such limits.
Booknews
Storing was affiliated with the U. of Virginia and, before that, taught for 20 years in the political science department of the U. of Chicago. The 24 essays presented here, written between the early 1960s and his death in 1977, are grouped in sections on the legacy of the Founding Fathers, race relations, rights and the public interest, bureaucracy and big government, statemanship and the presidency, and liberal education. AEI is the publisher for the Washington, DC- based American Enterprise Institute. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844738413
Publisher:
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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