Government from Reflection and Choice: Constitutional Essays on War, Foreign Relations, and Federalism

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In 1787 Alexander Hamilton wrote that Americans had the opportunity to demonstrate "whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection or choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force." These essays explore six issues in constitutional framing and interpretation that have compelled Americans to confront Hamilton's bold challenge. The first three essays focus on the Founding period, examining the original ...

"Government from Reflection and Choice": Constitutional Essays on War, Foreign Relations, and Federalism 1986, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195040074

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