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The Founding Fathers v. the People

Paradoxes of American Democracy

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HARDCOVER

$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674045736

Publication Date: 01/02/2012

Short

256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • 1. An Assortment of Puzzles
  • 2. Who—and What—Were “the People”?
  • 3. The People in the House of Power
  • 4. The Exaltation of the People
  • 5. The People Move Upstairs
  • 6. Two Tectonic Plates, Two Nostalgias
  • 7. An Assortment of Solutions
  • 8. Democracy in America
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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