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The fallacies of states' rights

Author: Sotirios A Barber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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Barber shows how arguments for states' rights from John C. Calhoun to the present offend common sense, logic, and bedrock constitutional principles. The Constitution is a charter of positive  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sotirios A Barber
ISBN: 9780674066670 0674066677
OCLC Number: 786002533
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: America's oldest constitutional debate --
Why the states can't check national power --
John Marshall and a constitution for national security and prosperity --
The implications of Marshallian federalism --
Why states' rights federalism is impossible to defend --
John C. Calhoun's false theory of the Union --
States' rights as rights only to participate in national processes --
Why Marshallians should (but may not) win the states' rights debate.
Responsibility: Sotirios A. Barber.

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All too often, discussions of American federalism are anchored in nostalgic platitudes about a nonexistent past or simplistic models of public choice. In this rigorously argued book, Barber shows Read more...

 
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