The Constitution & the Pride of ReasoneBook - 1998
Examining the perennial claim that constitutional law somehow embodies a commitment to governance by "reason, " this book shows how the lofty intentions of yesterday's framers and today's scholars have culminated in rampant confusion and elaborate sophistry. The Constitution and the Pride of Reason gives readers a provocative overview of the noble aspirations and tragic failures of American constitutionalism, offering iconoclastic assessments of constitutionalists ranging from Madison and Jefferson to Dworkin and Bork. "This is not a book for specialists in constitutional doctrine. It draws upon political and moral philosophy, history, constitutional theory, and political science to sustain a thesis which should interest all thinking Americans. It is also refreshingly well-written, very clear, and precise, often witty."--Gerald V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 203 pages)
Alternative Title: Constitution and the pride of reason