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Classical Liberal Constitution The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government

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ISBN-10: 0674724895

ISBN-13: 9780674724891

Edition: 2014

Authors: Richard A. Epstein

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American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early twentieth century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America's current economic malaise and political gridlock. Steering clear of well-worn debates between defenders of originalism and proponents of a living Constitution, Epstein employs close textual reading, historical analysis, and political and economic theory to urge a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the framers' original text, and to the limited government this theory supports.Grounded in the thought of Locke, Hume, Madison, and other…    
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Book details

List price: $55.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English