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The Resource Power versus liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson, James H. Read

Power versus liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson, James H. Read

Label
Power versus liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson
Title
Power versus liberty
Title remainder
Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
James H. Read
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Read, James H.
Dewey number
320/.0973/09033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.U5
LC item number
R37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Authority
  • Liberty
  • Political science
  • Madison, James
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Wilson, James
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Madison, James
  • Wilson, James
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Wilson, James
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Madison, James
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Politieke ideeën
  • Politieke macht
  • Vrijheid
  • Science politique
  • Libertarianisme
  • Pouvoir (sciences sociales)
  • Liberté
  • Autorität
  • Freiheit
  • Politische Wissenschaft
  • Macht
  • USA
Summary expansion
Does every increase in the power of government entail a loss of liberty for the people? James H. Read examines how four key Founders--James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, and Thomas Jefferson--wrestled with this question during the first two decades of the American Republic. Power versus Liberty reconstructs a four-way conversation--sometimes respectful, sometimes shrill--that touched on the most important issues facing the new nation: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, federal authority versus states' rights, freedom of the press, the controversial Bank of the United States, the relation between nationalism and democracy, and the elusive meaning of "the consent of the governed."Each of the men whose thought Read considers differed on these key questions. Jefferson believed that every increase in the power of government came at the expense of liberty: energetic governments, he insisted, are always oppressive. Madison believed that this view was too simple, that liberty can be threatened either by too much or too little governmental power. Hamilton and Wilson likewise rejected the Jeffersonian view of power and liberty but disagreed with Madison and with each other. The question of how to reconcile energetic government with the liberty of citizens is as timely today as it was in the first decades of the Republic. It pervades our political discourse and colors our readings of events from the confrontation at Waco to the Oklahoma City bombing to Congressional debate over how to spend the government surplus. While the rhetoric of both major political parties seems to posit a direct relationship between the size of our government and the scope of our political freedoms, the debates of Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson confound such simple dichotomies. As Read concludes, the relation between power and liberty is inherently complex
Label
Power versus liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson, James H. Read
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 89
  • 5.
  • Thomas Jefferson, Liberty, and the States
  • 119
  • 2.
  • James Madison on Power and Liberty
  • 25
  • 3.
  • Alexander Hamilton as Libertarian and Nationalist
  • 55
  • 4.
  • James Wilson and the Idea of Popular Sovereignty
Control code
41488780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780813919119
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99034633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)41488780
Label
Power versus liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson, James H. Read
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 89
  • 5.
  • Thomas Jefferson, Liberty, and the States
  • 119
  • 2.
  • James Madison on Power and Liberty
  • 25
  • 3.
  • Alexander Hamilton as Libertarian and Nationalist
  • 55
  • 4.
  • James Wilson and the Idea of Popular Sovereignty
Control code
41488780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780813919119
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99034633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)41488780

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