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This Blind Mysterious Form of Words

David L. Lightner

in Slavery and the Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the Interstate Slave Trade Led to the Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114706
eISBN:
9780300135169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114706.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

During the antebellum period, opponents of slavery argued that Congress had the power under the Constitution to abolish the interstate slave trade. Defenders of slavery denied that the framers of the ... More


The Center Cannot Hold

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers Kirk’s most important critics and his responses to their criticisms. In particular, it examines the challenges from libertarians, Randians, and neoconservatives. It especially ... More


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