Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

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Akashic Books, 2004 - History - 69 pages
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This historical essay was a pivotal document in the development of American political theory. Excerpted here in the second of Akashic's Presidents Series, Adams' Defence powerfully advocates for the separation of powers, a system of checks and balances and a bicameral legislature. In his introduction, acclaimed satirist Neal Pollack analyses some of the second president's key precepts and argues that American society is currently experiencing a 'de-enlightenment' that gives short thrift to the principles espoused by Adams.

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Neal Pollack is the author of three books: the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, Beneath the Axis of Evil, and the rock 'n' roll novel Never Mind the Pollacks. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, GQ, and many other magazines, Pollack lives in Austin, Texas.

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