Democracy and the Constitution: Essays
AEI Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 244 pages
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.
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The Illegitimacy of Appeals to Natural Law
Preserving a Living Constitution
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