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Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the “constitutional faith” that has, since 1788, been a central component of American “civil religion.” By taking seriously the parallel between wholehearted acceptance of the ... More


A Perennial Problem

Luke Mayville

in John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171531
eISBN:
9781400883691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171531.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers John Adams' Defence of the Constitutions within a transatlantic debate about the desirability of English-style balanced government—a constitutional model that attempted to ... More


Introduction

Luke Mayville

in John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171531
eISBN:
9781400883691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171531.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of events surrounding John Adams' decision to write the Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, which would ... More


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