THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC THE TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES

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The Decline And Fall Of The American Republic

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674058392
Genre : History
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Constitutional thought is currently dominated by heroic tales of the Founding Fathers — who built an Enlightenment machine that can tick-tock its way into the twenty-first century, with a little fine-tuning by the Supreme Court. However, according to Bruce Ackerman, the modern presidency is far more dangerous today than it was when Arthur Schlesinger published the Imperial Presidency in 1973. In this book, he explores how the interaction of changes in the party system, mass communications, the bureaucracy, and the military have made the modern presidency too powerful and a threat to liberal constitutionalism and democracy. Ackerman argues that the principles of constitutional legitimacy have been undermined by both political and legal factors. On the political level, by “government by emergency” and “government by public-opinion poll”; on the legal, by two rising institutions: The Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice and the Office of the Presidential Counsel in the White House. Both institutions came out of the New Deal, but have gained prominence only in the last generation. Lastly, Ackerman kicks off a reform debate that aims to adapt the Founding ideal of checks-and-balances to twenty-first century realities. His aim is not to propose definitive solutions but to provoke a national debate on American democracy in its time of trouble.
Category: History

The Review As Art And Communication

Author : Joey Skidmore
ISBN : 9781443866675
Genre : Political Science
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The Review as Art and Communication not only presents the idea that book reviews, record reviews, theatrical reviews and reviews of any genre can be substantive essays on their own – expounding and elaborating on the concepts and ideas of the original material critiqued – but it also explores the “shelf-life” of the review: the odd phenomenon that just like other forms of art, some stand the test-of-time, and some do not. This book also collects the book reviews of one scholar: Max J. Skidmore, Sr. into one volume, using his ideas and themes to illustrate how reviews have a life of their own, evolving and developing beyond the original work covered.
Category: Political Science

2010

Author : Massimo Mastrogregori
ISBN : 9783110395426
Genre : History
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Die Bibliographie verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.
Category: History

The Problem Of Political Authority

Author : Michael Huemer
ISBN : 9781137281661
Genre : Philosophy
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The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.
Category: Philosophy

Tina Modotti

Author : Riccardo Toffoletti
ISBN : UOM:39015042041445
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Tina Modotti Una Vita Nella Storia

Author : Università di Udine. Istituto di storia
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017943940
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anabasis

Author : Xenophon
ISBN : 1617192260
Genre : History
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Category: History

Author : Nikolaos P. Bezantakos
ISBN : UOM:39015067633704
Genre : Epic poetry, Greek
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Category: Epic poetry, Greek