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Original Meanings Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

N originally mean and who now understands its meaning best Rakove chronicles the Constitution from inception to ratification and in doing so traces. I m giving this book 5 stars because it is a monumental achievement and an exhaustive review of the available informa

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From abortion to same sex marriage today's most urgent political debates will hinge on this two part uestion What did the United States Constitutio. It is infuriating to me that historians hide their brilliant interpretations of a concept so pertinent to today s pol

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Its complex weave of ideology and interest showing how this document has meant different things at different times to different groups of American. The notion that the original intentions of the framers should guide subseuent generations of Americans begs the uesti


10 thoughts on “Original Meanings Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

  1. says:

    It is infuriating to me that historians hide their brilliant interpretations of a concept so pertinent to today's political discussion behind incoherent writing styles This book is at times hopelessly dense frustrating the

  2. says:

    This is a deeply and meticulously researched book by one of the leading Constitutional scholarshistorians Jack Rak

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    This exhaustively researched and beautifully written account of the politics and ideas behind the making of the US Constitution is a model of history at its very best Through close and scrupulously fair attention to the arguments of both those who drafted the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787 and the anti Federalists who opposed its rati

  4. says:

    Rakove's Pulitzer Prize winning work on understanding the intent of the original framers of the Constitution is a timely work especia

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    I'm giving this book 5 stars because it is a monumental achievement and an exhaustive review of the available information about the drafting ratification and interpretation of the Constitution It is a scholarly work that deserves the Pulitzer Prize that it won But it is not light reading It is in fact a difficult read Mostly I'm proud of myself for having gotten through it and I'm relieved there won't be a test Despite the difficulty I lea

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    It was DENSE and occaisionally enlightening Often I would find myself realizing I had no idea what had been said for the previous 15 minutes You really have to love the subject to find it interesting On the other hand it was NOT depressing unlike many other Pulitzer Prize winning books

  7. says:

    Professor Rakove's work is a must read for anyone interested in the idea of 'original intent' In his opening chapter The Perils of Originalism he raises a couple of uestions Whose intent and understanding are we to look at the Framers or the Ratifiers? Are we to look at specific individuals just a few or the entirety of those Framers andor Ratifiers? Inasmuch as several of them changed their opinions over the course of their live at what

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    The notion that the original intentions of the framers should guide subseuent generations of Americans begs the uestion Who were the framers? Were these framers in lock step agreement about the meaning of the words in the Constitution? Can we really know the intentions of those who like Madison and Hamilton tried to conceal their true inte

  9. says:

    One of the most timely and compelling reads of the last 5 years for me While written in 1996 ; Rakove's work illuminates todays con

  10. says:

    For those who like to argue with people who claim to know what the founding fathers were thinking and that we should adhere strictly to their plan Rakove gives the best short ish history of the writing of the US constitution pointing out along the way that the whole thing was basically a compromise to keep as many interests happy as

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