Books Category: Political Thought

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Founders Constitution The Article  Section  Through Article

The Founders’ Constitution: Article 2, Section 2, Through Article 7 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Major Themes

The Founders’ Constitution: Major Themes Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The The Preamble Through Article  Section  Clause

The Founders’ Constitution: The Preamble Through Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Freedom and Federalism

Freedom and Federalism By Felix Morley

Political Thought

Despite the centralizing tendencies of the American national government in the twentieth century, there have been surprisingly few books defending the federal system. Felix Morley’s Freedom and Federalism, which examines the root causes of the problem, was thus a pioneering achievement when it first appeared in 1959.

Freedom and Reform

Freedom and Reform: Essays in Economics and Social Philosophy By Frank H. Knight
Foreword by James M. Buchanan

Economics Political Thought

The fifteen essays in this collection, first published in 1947, treat a variety of economic, social, political, and philosophical problems and were written by a legendary professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

Fugitive Essays

Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov By Frank Chodorov
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles H. Hamilton

Political Thought

Frank Chodorov profoundly influenced the intellectual development of the post-World War II libertarian/conservative movement. These essays have been assembled for the first time from Chodorov’s writings in magazines, newspapers, books, and pamphlets. They sparkle with his individualistic perspective on politics, human rights, socialism, capitalism, education, and foreign affairs.

Further Reflections on the Revolution in France

Further Reflections on the Revolution in France By Edmund Burke
Edited by Daniel E. Ritchie

History Political Thought

In his famous Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Edmund Burke excoriated French revolutionary leaders for recklessly destroying France’s venerable institutions and way of life. But his war against the French intelligentsia did not end there, and Burke continued to take pen in hand against the Jacobins until his death in 1797.

George Washington

George Washington: A Collection By George Washington
Compiled and Edited by W. B. Allen

American Founding American History Political Thought

George Washington speaks for himself on behalf of liberty and the emerging American republic in this handsome book, the only one-volume compilation in print of his vast writings.

Hobbes on Civil Association

Hobbes on Civil Association By Michael Oakeshott
Foreword by Paul Franco

Political Thought

Of Michael Oakeshott and his interest in Thomas Hobbes, Professor Paul Franco has written, “The themes Oakeshott stresses in his interpretation of Hobbes are . . . skepticism about the role of reason in politics, allegiance to the morality of individuality as opposed to any sort of collectivism, and the principle of a noninstrumental, nonpurposive mode of political association, namely, civil association.” Of Hobbes’s Leviathan, Oakeshott has written, “Leviathan is the greatest, perhaps the sole, masterpiece of political philosophy written in the English language.” Hobbes on Civil Association consists of Oakeshott’s four principal essays on Hobbes and on the nature of civil association as civil association pertains to ordered liberty. The essays are “Introduction to Leviathan” (1946); “The Moral Life in the Writings of Thomas Hobbes” (1960); “Dr. Leo Strauss on Hobbes” (1937); and, “Leviathan: A Myth” (1947). The foreword remarks the place of these essays within Oakeshott’s entire corpus.

Illusion of the Epoch The

The Illusion of the Epoch: Marxism-Leninism as a Philosophical Creed By H. B. Acton

Political Thought

The Illusion of the Epoch helps readers to understand the roots of Marxism-Leninism and its implications for philosophy, modern political thought, economics, and history. As Professor Tim Fuller has written, this “is not an intemperate book, but rather an effort at a sustained, scholarly argument against Marxian views.”

In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays

In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays By Frank S. Meyer
Foreword by William C. Dennis

Political Thought

When it first appeared in 1962, In Defense of Freedom was hailed by Richard M. Weaver as “a brilliant defense of the primacy of the person” and an effective “indictment of statism and bureaucratism.” Meyer examines the tension between the freedom of the person and the power of social institutions. In his view, both the dominant Liberalism and the “New Conservatism” of the American tradition place undue emphasis on the claims of social order at the expense of the individual person and liberty.

In Defense of the Constitution

In Defense of the Constitution By George W. Carey

Political Thought

In Defense of the Constitution argues that modern disciples of Progressivism who subtly distort fundamental principles of the Constitution are determined to centralize political control in Washington, D.C., to achieve their goal of an egalitarian national society. It is in their distrust of self-government and representative institutions that Progressivists advocate, albeit indirectly, an elitist regime based on the power of the Supreme Court—or judicial supremacy.