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Freedom in America

Author: William Ker Muir
Publisher: Washington, DC : CQ Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This engaging and accessible text helps students to fully understand the idea of power, and looks at key thinkers such as Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton and Tocqueville.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Ker Muir
ISBN: 9781608718443 1608718441
OCLC Number: 702358149
Description: xii, 443 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Anarchy --
Coercive power --
Tyranny --
The police power --
The American Constitution --
The declaration of independence --
Tocqueville and Marx --
Reciprocal power --
Moral power --
Demagoguery --
Social pluralism --
Political democracy --
The presidency --
The coercive power of the presidency --
The presidency's reciprocal and moral powers --
Legislatures as schools --
Congress as defender of freedom --
The Supreme Court as freedom's protector --
The moral power of the courts --
Political parties: machines, coalitions, churches --
American newspapers and ideas --
Free-market capitalism --
The moral effects of taxation --
Federalism and freedom --
We the people --
The American electorate --
Tocqueville's warnings --
Equality --
Racial equality --
Americans and foreign relations --
The democratic vision.
Responsibility: William Ker Muir, Jr.

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