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The birth of American political thought, 1763-87

Author: Dick Howard
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the political, how does a critique of the present become a politics for the future, and especially, what becomes of radical politics once it abandons the economistic promises of Marxism?

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Howard
ISBN: 0333464931 9780333464939 033346494X 9780333464946
OCLC Number: 22662031
Notes: Translation of: Naissance de la pensée politique américaine.
Description: xxvi, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the revolution as historical object, philosophical subject and political modernity. Part 1 Toward independence - sovereignty and the rights of man: the birth and the end of the First English Empire and American independence; the declaration of independence and the question of sovereignty; the revolution as rupture?. Part 2 Free institutions - the representation of the common good and the individual: the birth of the United States - the war, politics, the post-war period; history conceived - Republican institutions - radical Conservatives - Massachusetts and Virginia;, the confederated state; history reflected; problems of political theory; revolution and counterrevolution. Part 3 From Republican politics to liberal sociology: bankruptcy of the Confederation?; toward the Constitution - the Virginia Plan; the New Jersey plan; how to represent popular sovereignty?; to understand oneself as a revolutionary.
Other Titles: Naissance de la pensée politique américaine.
Responsibility: Dick Howard ; translated by David Ames Curtis.

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