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Ameritopia : the unmaking of America

Author: Mark R Levin
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Threshold Editions hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Levin
ISBN: 9781439173244 1439173249 9781439173282 1439173281 9781439173275 1439173273
OCLC Number: 754720468
Description: xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. On utopianism. The tyranny of utopia ; Plato's Republic and the perfect society ; Thomas More's Utopia and radical egalitarianism ; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the all-powerful state ; Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and the class struggle --
Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man ; The influence of Locke on the founders ; Charles de Montesquieu and republican government ; The influence of Montesquieu on the framers ; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America --
Part III. On utopianism and Americanism. Post-constitutional America ; Ameritopia.
Responsibility: Mark R. Levin.
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Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that the government faces today.

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"That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not only his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history. . . . Read more...

 
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