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The second bill of rights : FDR's unfinished revolution and why we need it more than ever

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
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Using FDR's 1944 State of the Union Address as a starting point, the author delves deeply into the revolutionary mind that penned this remarkable declaration of economic rights and illuminates the demise of this ambitious program for reform in the wake of the president's death.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Second bill of rights.
New York : Basic Books, c2004
(OCoLC)607394633
Online version:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Second bill of rights.
New York : Basic Books, c2004
(OCoLC)607839555
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 0465083323 9780465083329
OCLC Number: 53485245
Description: viii, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The speech of the century --
The myth of laissez-faire --
Rights from wrongs : Roosevelt's constitutional order --
The birth of the second bill --
A puzzle and an overview --
The oldest constitution on earth --
American culture and American exceptionalism --
America's pragmatic Constitution --
How the Supreme Court (almost) quietly adopted the second bill --
Citizenship, opportunity, security --
Objections : against the second bill? --
The question of enforcement --
Epilogue: Roosevelt's incomplete triumph.
Responsibility: Cass R. Sunstein.
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Using FDR's 1944 State of the Union Address as a starting point, the author delves deeply into the revolutionary mind that penned this remarkable declaration of economic rights and illuminates the demise of this ambitious program for reform in the wake of the president's death.

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