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Berns, Walter 1919-

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Works: 56 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 11,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: JC591, 364.66
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Most widely held works by Walter Berns
Making patriots by Walter Berns ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores the role of patriotism in American life, tracing the history of patriotic acts and sentiment from the ancient Greeks to the present and probing the role of citizen in an increasingly jaded American society. Samuel Johnson once remarked that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels, but is he right? Recent events such as the bombing of federal buildings and the formation of threatening militias in the name of patriotism suggest that he may have been on to something. But the United States has also seen its share of heroes, patriots who, over the course of history, have willingly put their lives at risk for this country and, especially, its principles. And this is even more remarkable given that the United States is a country founded on the principles of equality and democracy that encourage individuality and autonomy far more readily than public spiritedness and self sacrifice. Walter Berns's Making Patriots is a pithy and provocative essay on precisely this paradox. How is patriotism inculcated in a system that, some argue, is founded on self interest? Expertly and intelligibly guiding the reader through the history and philosophy of patriotism in a republic, from the ancient Greeks through contemporary life, Berns considers the unique nature of patriotism in the United States and its precarious state as we enter the twenty first century. And he argues that while both public education and the influence of religion once helped to foster a public minded citizenry, the very idea of patriotism is currently under attack. Berns finds the best answers to his questions in the thought and words of Abraham Lincoln, who understood perhaps better than anyone what the principles of democracy meant and what price adhering to them may exact. The graves at Arlington and Gettysburg and Omaha Beach in Normandy bear witness to the fact that self interested individuals can become patriots, and Making Patriots is a compelling exploration of how this was done and how it might be again
For capital punishment : crime and the morality of the death penalty by Walter Berns ( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the people vote : a guide to the electoral college ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This guide explains the workings of the electoral college, the process of presidential succession, and the interactions of the Constitution, federal and state statutes, and party and parliamentary rules
The First amendment and the future of American democracy by Walter Berns ( Book )
18 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom, virtue & the First amendment by Walter Berns ( Book )
20 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where do you draw the line? : an exploration into media violence, pornography, and censorship by Victor B Cline ( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking the constitution seriously by Walter Berns ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln at two hundred why we still read the sixteenth president by Walter Berns ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to celebrate the bicentennial first of Declaration of Independence and the then of the Constitution. It is therefore altogether fitting that we mark the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth
After the people vote : steps in choosing the president ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writing of the American Constitution by Walter Berns ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy and the constitution : essays by Walter Berns ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In defense of liberal democracy by Walter Berns ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and the Constitution ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutional cases in American government by Walter Berns ( Book )
3 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writing of the Constitution of the United States by Walter Berns ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is it time for a second Constitutional Convention? by Malcolm Richard Wilkey ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosperity and freedom : the founding fathers, commerce and the corporation by Walter Berns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miller, Stephen: Adam Smith and the commercial republic. [17] S
The case of the censored librarian by Walter Berns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the scientific study of politics by Herbert J Storing ( Book )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free speech and the corporation by Walter Berns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Berns, Walter.
Berns, Walter Fred, 1919-
Languages
English (142)
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