A Disquisition on Government and Selections from the Discourse

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Hackett Publishing, 1995 - Philosophy - 104 pages
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The only student edition of Calhoun's writings available, this volume offers the Disquisition in its entirety along with two key selections from the Discourse: Formation of the Federal Period and A Plural Executive Proposed.

 

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The consummation of all political theory, Calhoun's argument for the "concurrent majority"--formed when all the diverse and competing interests in a nation must agree to any policy moves--has lasting ... Read full review

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John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was a leading politician and political theorist during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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