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978-0-87220-293-1 / 0872202933

A Disquisition on Government: And Selections from the Discourse

by John C. Calhoun

Publisher:Hackett Pub Co

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Now, as in his own time, Calhoun's voice resonates to fundamental concerns of American democratic polity: the nature of man, the obligations of government, and -- most keenly -- how best to safeguard the interest of a minority against the will of democratic majorities. His doctrine of concurrent majority and a minority veto -- although employed to defend the South's commitment to slavery in pre-bellum 19th Century America -- strikes an enduring question of how a diverse, and sometimes divided, society can maintain its integrity while honouring the interests of all its citizens.

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