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Lienesch shows that what emerged from the period of change was an inconsistent combination of political theories. The mixture of classical republicanism and modern liberalism was institutionalized in the American Constitution and has continued--ambivalent, contradictory, and sometimes flatly paradoxical--to characterize American politics ever since.

Originally published in 1990.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. PART ONEThe Paradoxical Past
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Sacred and Secular History
  2. pp. 17-37
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  1. Themes of Decline and Progress
  2. pp. 38-60
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  1. PART TWOPerceptions of the Present
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. Cyclical Theory and the Idea of Imbalance
  2. pp. 63-81
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  1. The Economics of Expansionism
  2. pp. 82-116
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  1. PART THREECreating a Contemporary Politics
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. Examples, Precepts, and Theorems
  2. pp. 119-137
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  1. Audacity, Ambition, Adaptability
  2. pp. 138-156
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  1. PART FOURPrefabricating the Future
  2. pp. 157-158
  1. Creating Constitutional Character
  2. pp. 159-183
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  1. Prophecy and the Prophets of Progress
  2. pp. 184-203
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  1. EPILOGUE
  2. pp. 204-214
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 215-228
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  1. INDEX
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400851539
MARC Record
OCLC
889247267
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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