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August 12, 2003

To Begin The World Anew   (book)

To Begin The World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders
To Begin The World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders

Political science and history can be heavy and/or boring topics. The wide influence of currently accepted political thought and also the requirement of political scientists to clearly state their ideas with the possibility of being called wrong has scared many people away from challenging the status quo. Not so with this book. The author is not afraid to state his interpretation of the intentions of America's founding fathers, and is qualified to do so. The book is not meant to be a critique of today's political climate with regard to the founders' intentions. However, the contrast is more glaring when the criticism, or even the implication of a contrast is omitted. This is not a book about politicians. This is a book about ordinary people attempting to legitimize a revolution, to establish the credibility and feasibility of a country, and devising ways to force government to be "by the people," not just "of the people."

Posted by yargevad at August 12, 2003 02:21 PM

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