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Berns, Walter, 1919-
Taking the constitution seriously.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1987
(OCoLC)571913172
Online version:
Berns, Walter, 1919-
Taking the constitution seriously.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1987
(OCoLC)608490181
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Berns; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0671602322 9780671602321
OCLC Number: 15132804
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: CHAPTER I. Constituting the People of the United States --
The Tories --
The Indians --
The Blacks --
"Jews, Turks, and Infidels" --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER II. Constituting the Government: The Convention --
Popular Sovereignty --
State Sovereignty --
A More Perfect Union --
The Philadelphia Convention --
Ratification --
CHAPTER III. Constituting Democracy --
The Bill of Rights --
The New Science of Politics --
Distributing Powers --
Representation --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER IV. Constitutionalism and the Religious Problem --
The Religious Problem --
The Commercial Republic --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER V. Constitutionalism as Such --
Forms and Formalities --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER VI. Deconstructing America --
An Independent Judiciary --
The Fourteenth Amendment --
Government by Judiciary --
Conclusion: Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes? --
CHAPTER VII. Taking the Constitution Seriously.
Responsibility: Walter Berns.

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