In Defense of the Constitution / Edition 2

In Defense of the Constitution / Edition 2

by George W. Carey
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Liberty Fund Inc.


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In Defense of the Constitution / Edition 2

In Defense of the Constitution argues that modern disciples of Progressivism who subtly distort fundamental principles of the Constitution are determined to centralize political control in Washington, D.C., to achieve their goal of an egalitarian national society. It is in their distrust of self-government and representative institutions that Progressivists advocate, albeit indirectly, an elitist regime based on the power of the Supreme Court—or judicial supremacy.

George W. Carey was Professor of Government at Georgetown University and editor of The Political Science Reviewer.

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ISBN-13: 9780865971387
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Edition description: Rev. and expanded ed
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix Note to the Reader xi Introduction 3 1 Publius—A Split Personality? 18
2 Majority Rule and the Extended Republic Theory of James Madison 34
3 Separation of Powers and the Madisonian Model: A Reply to the Critics 53
4 James Madison and the Principle of Federalism 77
5 The Supreme Court, Judicial Review, and Federalist 78 122
6 Due Process, Liberty, and the Fifth Amendment: Original Intent 139
7 Abortion and the American Political Crisis 179 Suggestions for Further Reading 195

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