9780844742397

Democracy and the Constitution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780844742397

  • ISBN10:

    0844742392

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

For more than half a century, Walter Berns has been a leading authority on the Constitution. This volume collects many of his most important essays on timeless constitutional and political questions.

Author Biography

Walter Berns is the John M. Olin University Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
PART I. Constitutionalism
1(92)
Preface
3(1)
Ancients and Moderns: The Emergence of Modern Constitutionalism
4(13)
The Illegitimacy of Appeals to Natural Law in Constitutional Interpretation
17(12)
Preserving a Living Constitution
29(13)
First Invocation of Extraconstitutional Principles
29(2)
``Natural Justice''
31(3)
The Authority of Judges
34(2)
The Failure of Congress
36(2)
The Death of Constitutionalism
38(2)
Legitimacy and Authority
40(2)
The Demise of the Constitution
42(8)
Solving the Problem of Democracy
50(23)
America's Good Fortune
52(4)
Principles of Government
56(3)
A Republican Government
59(1)
The Model of John Locke
60(5)
The Role of the Judiciary
65(3)
A Republican Constitution
68(2)
A Model Constitution
70(3)
Constitutionalism and Multiculturalism
73(20)
PART II. Constitutional and Political Matters
93(74)
Preface
95(1)
States' Rights and the Union
96(4)
Talkers
100(4)
Why a Vice President
104(3)
Two-and-a-Half Cheers for the Electoral College
107(10)
Civil Not Natural Rights
117(4)
Flag-Burning and Other Modes of Expression
121(10)
Blue Movies
131(6)
Hail, New Columbia
137(4)
Teaching Patriotism
141(10)
Religion and the Death Penalty
151(4)
Under God
155(4)
What Does the Constitution Expect of Jews?
159(8)
PART III. Academic Matters
167(30)
Preface
169(1)
The Assault on the Universities: Then and Now
170(21)
Trashing Bourgeois America
191(6)
PART IV. Addendum: Personal Matters
197(12)
Preface
199(1)
Remembering Frieda Lawrence
200(4)
Remembering Herbert Storing
204(5)
Publication Acknowledgments 209(2)
Notes 211(24)
About the Author 235(2)
Index 237

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