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New Order of the Ages: Time, the Constitution, and the Making of Modern American Political Thought (2016)

New Order of the Ages: Time, the Constitution, and the Making of Modern American Political Thoughtby Michael Lienesch

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Lienesch shows that what emerged from the period of change was an inconsistent combination of political theories. The mixture of classical republicanism and modern liberalism was institutionalized in the American Constitution and has continued–ambivalent, contradictory, and sometimes flatly paradoxical–to characterize American politics ever since.”

Originally published in 1988.