The American Republic by Orestes Brownson
This course was available in the past and may be presented again as part of the Open Enrollment curriculum.
Orestes Brownson's The American Republic is an incredible post-Civil War Tocquevillian take on the founding and destiny of these United States. In a style that blends history, theology, philosophy, and journalism, Brownson contends that the Founders "built better than they knew." Not John Locke but medieval natural law lay at the deepest foundations of the country (and Brownson attempts to read Locke out of Madison and Jefferson's writings). Central to the argument is Brownson's famous distinction between a written and a providential constitution.
Brownson, Orestes. The American Republic. Private Publisher. ISBN: 979-8458567435.
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