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Freedom in America

Author: William Ker Muir, Jr.
Publisher: Washington, DC : CQ Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muir, William Ker.
Freedom in America
(DLC) 2011006950
(OCoLC)702358149
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Ker Muir, Jr.
ISBN: 9781483301389 1483301389 9781483349503 1483349500
OCLC Number: 877868582
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 443 pages)
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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