Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 1998

224 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195117479

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The Constitution and the Pride of Reason

Steven D. Smith

Examining the perennial claim that constitutional law somehow embodies a commitment to governance by "reason," this book shows how the lofty intentions of yesterday's framers and today's scholars have culminated in rampant confusion and elaborate sophistry. The Constitution and the Pride of Reason gives readers a provocative overview of the noble aspirations and tragic failures of American constitutionalism, offering iconoclastic assessments of constitutionalists ranging from Madison and Jefferson to Dworkin and Bork.


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