Crossroads for Liberty

Author: William J. Watkins, Jr.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598132793
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What did the American Founders actually intend for the country, and does it even matter today? If America began as an idea, then what kind of idea? In a time of increasing turmoil over American history, politics, and society, Crossroads for Liberty: Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America's First Constitution takes a surprising and thought-provoking look at the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, and asks what we can learn from them. Crossroads for Liberty arrives at an important time in American political life, and its reexamination of the American Founding presents a significant contribution to the story about America. Readers will come away with a greater understanding of current political and constitutional issues, as well as a new perspective on American history.

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

Author: Brion McClanahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162157654X
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He is the star of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten dollar bill, and a central figure among the founding fathers. But do you really know Alexander Hamilton? Rather than lionize Hamilton, Americans should carefully consider his most significant and ultimately detrimental contribution to modern society: the shredding of the United States Constitution. Connecting the dots between Hamilton’s invention of implied powers in 1791 to transgender bathrooms and same-sex marriage two centuries later, Brion McClanahan shows the origins of our modern federal leviathan.

Limited Government and the Death of God

Author: Linda C. Raeder
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498590268
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Limited Government and the Death of God: The Rise and Fall of Freedom is the third of three volumes comprising a comprehensive study of freedom and American society. Volume III explores the historical rise of the free society in the West and especially its relation to the religious worldview that inspired the quest for individual freedom. It further examines the threats to the free society posed not only by the modern ideological movements but related paradigms such as Progressivism, Postmodernism, and Multiculturalism. Volume I, Freedom and Political Order, examines the meaning of freedom and the legal and political dimensions of American liberal democracy. Volume II, Freedom and Economic Order, examines the relation of individual freedom to the economic arrangements of society. It explores both the theory and practice of the competing paradigms of capitalism and socialism and the moral frameworks—justice and social justice—correlative to them.

Freedom and Political Order

Author: Linda C. Raeder
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498566057
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This book explores the Founders’ conception of American political order, including traditional American rights and their relation to the rule of law, the purpose of government, the meaning of social contract, the elements of liberal democracy, and various assumptions, explicit and implicit, underlying the Founders’ constitutional design.

Ein Soldat aus dem Gro en Krieg

Author: Mark Helprin
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105611770
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Alessandro Giuliani, der wohlbehütete Sohn eines begüterten römischen Rechtsanwalts, liebt Reiten und Bergsteigen ebenso wie Musik und Kultur. Er studiert Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetik und ist ein weltläufiger, vielversprechender junger Mann, als 1914 der Erste Weltkrieg hereinbricht. Ein halbes Jahrhundert später trifft Alessandro, inzwischen ein weißhaariger alter Herr, auf einer Landstraße außerhalb Roms mit dem jungen Fabrikarbeiter Nicolo zusammen: Die Unverschämtheit eines Busfahrers und Alessandros noble Geste der Solidarität mit dem fremden jungen Mann lassen die beiden für zwei Tage und Nächte zu einer Schicksalsgemeinschaft werden. Gemeinsam legen sie die 70 Kilometer nach Monte Prato, ihrem eigentlichen Ziel, zu Fuß zurück. Alessandro beginnt sich an seine Jugend zu erinnern und erzählt. Wie er Soldat wurde, ein Held, dann Deserteur, Kriegsgefangener, wie er zum Tode verurteilt und schließlich begnadigt wurde. Wie er auf tragische Weise eine Familie verlor und wunderbarerweise eine gewann. Nicolo begreift, daß in den Geschichten des alten Mannes von Krieg und Liebe die Summe eines ganzen Lebens steckt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)