Book Review: A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought

Edge Induced Cohesion

A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought, by George W. Carey

I am of somewhat mixed feelings regarding this book.  On the one hand, I love the book’s content and have found myself pondering the sort of issues this book discusses concerning the implications of the political thought of the founders on contemporary political issues [1].  On the other hand, though, I  think this book’s focus on the founders might confuse many readers of the book, since I thought it was going to focus on contemporary political thought and not constitutional thought, although there is a great deal of overlap between the two, in that one’s political thought has implications on one’s constitutional thinking and vice versa.  The author is certainly to be praised for grasping the nettle of America’s founding politics and laying out the various views of the American founding that are present in the contemporary academy as…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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