DECONSTITUTIONALIZATION OF AMERICA, THE: THE FORGOTTEN FRAILTIES OF DEMOCRATIC RULE
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28 APR 2004
The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay of the parts that comprise the whole American government exist to provide people the opportunity to govern themselves and, at the same time, reveal the limits of democratic self-rule. The forgetting of these limits is not only destructive to the constitution but the nation as a whole.
Chapter 1 James Madison's Constitution of Freedom Chapter 2 Abraham Lincoln's New Birth of Freedom Chapter 3 Woodrow Wilson's Progressive Constitution Chapter 4 Franklin Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Rise of Interest-Group Government Chapter 5 Congress: Increased Power and Institutional Weakness Chapter 6 Presidential Leadership and the Two Publics Chapter 7 The Modern Judiciary and Palliative Government: Still the Last Dangerous Breach ? Chapter 8 Deconstitutionalization and American Foreign Policy Chapter 9 National Performance Review and Madisonian Constitutionalism: The Persistence of Wilsonian Administrative Thought