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The Resource How progressives rewrote the Constitution, Richard A. Epstein

How progressives rewrote the Constitution, Richard A. Epstein

Label
How progressives rewrote the Constitution
Title
How progressives rewrote the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Epstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this new book, Richard Epstein shows how Progressives saw in constitutional interpretation an opportunity to advance their political agenda. They transformed a Constitution that showed at every turn the influence of John Locke and James Madison into one that reflected the ideas of the leading intellectuals of their own time. They did not understand the political theory of the document. As a result, they rewrote, because they did not understand, key provisions of the constitutional text. As Epstein writes, the Progressives "were determined that their vision of the managed economy should take precedence in all areas of life
  • Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding of those matters was primitive, and their disdain for the evident signs of social improvement colored their vision of the success of the older order. In the end, they cannot hide behind any notion of judicial restraint or high-minded social virtue. The Progressives and their modern defenders have to live with the stark truth that the noblest innovations of the Progressive Era were its greatest failures."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Richard Allen
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.E67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
Label
How progressives rewrote the Constitution, Richard A. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The classical liberal synthesis -- The post-progressive era -- The post-progressive period -- Progressivism today
Control code
62493576
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiii, 156 pages
Isbn
9781930865877
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
How progressives rewrote the Constitution, Richard A. Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The classical liberal synthesis -- The post-progressive era -- The post-progressive period -- Progressivism today
Control code
62493576
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiii, 156 pages
Isbn
9781930865877
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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