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The Constitution and the Pride of Reason.

Author: Steven D Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Has constitutional law become merely the confused but self-important incantations of a secular priesthood? This volume offers an iconoclastic assessment of American constitutionalists from Madison and Jefferson to Dworkin and Bork, as well as a provocative overview of both the aspirations and the tragic failures of American constitutionalism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Smith
ISBN: 9781602562448 160256244X
OCLC Number: 437173363
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction: The Constitution of Reason; One: Old Bags and New Wine: The Reason of the Founders; Two: The Special Dispensation of Reason and the Legal Constitution; Three: The Framers' Fatal Flaw; Four: From the Legalistic Constitution to the Constitution of Principle; Five: After the Fall: Regulatory Reason; Six: Constitutional Reasoning, Constitutional Sophistry; Seven: Rationalizing the Constitution; Epilogue: The Constitution of Babel; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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Has constitutional law become merely the confused but self-important incantations of a secular priesthood? This volume offers an iconoclastic assessment of American constitutionalists from Madison and Jefferson to Dworkin and Bork, as well as a provocative overview of both the aspirations and the tragic failures of American constitutionalism.

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