The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government Author Richard A. Epstein
ISBN-10 0674975464
ISBN-13 9780674975460
Year 2017-03-20
Pages 704
Language English
Publisher Harvard University Press
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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 An important and learned book Gary L McDowell Times Literary SupplementEpstein has now produced a full scale and full throated defense of his unusual vision of the Constitution This book is his magnum opusMuch of his book consists of comprehensive and exceptionally detailed accounts of how constitutional provisions ought to be understoodAll of Epsteins particular discussions are instructive and most of them are provocativeEpstein has written a passionate learned and committed book Cass R Sunstein New Republic

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Takings

Takings Author Richard Allen EPSTEIN
ISBN-10 9780674036550
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 376