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Conservatives and the constitution : imagining constitutional restoration in the heyday of American liberalism / Ken I. Kersch.

Author/Creator:
Kersch, Kenneth Ira, 1964- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : University Printing House, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Cambridge studies on the American Constitution.
Cambridge studies on the American Constitution
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 407 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Law -- United States -- Christian influences.
Constitutional law -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Conservatism.
Constitutional history.
Constitutional law -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Law -- Christian influences.
Politics and government.
United States.
Summary:
Since the 1980s, a ritualized opposition in legal thought between a conservative 'originalism' and a liberal 'living constitutionalism' has obscured the aggressively contested tradition committed to, and mobilization of arguments for, constitutional restoration and redemption within the broader postwar American conservative movement. Conservatives and the Constitution is the first history of the political and intellectual trajectory of this foundational tradition and mobilization. By looking at the deep stories told either by identity groups or about what conservatives took to be flashpoint topics in the postwar period, Ken I. Kersch seeks to capture the developmental and integrative nature of postwar constitutional conservatism, challenging conservatives and liberals alike to more clearly see and understand both themselves and their presumed political and constitutional opposition. Conservatives and the Constitution makes a unique contribution to our understanding of modern American conservatism, and to the constitutional thought that has, in critical ways, informed and defined it.
Contents:
The intellectual archipelago of the postwar American right
The alternative tradition of conservative constitutional theory
Stories about markets
Stories about communism
Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian stories
Right wing Roman Catholic stories.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780521193108
0521193109
9780521139809
0521139805
9781108578776
OCLC:
1081336665
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