9781316146088 (electronic book) 1316146081 (electronic book)
In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together the leading scholars who have sparked one of the most important intellectual and political movements of our times: the criticism of the progressive intellectual synthesis that has dominated American thought and politics over much of the last century, and has provided the framework in which the administrative state has expanded and flourished. The contributors address the most important questions raised by this movement: what is the meaning of progressivism? What is the nature of the Founders' Constitution and the progressive challenges to it? What is the significance of recent scholarship and public opinion that have arisen in opposition to the progressive vision? What are the implications of American progressivism for twenty-first century politics and policy? Progressive Challenges to the American Constitution addresses the growing doubt about the scope and sustainability of expanded government power.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction a living thing : the progressive challenge to the American constitutional order / Bradley C.S. Watson The problem of democracy : recovering the constitution from the progressives / William Schambra Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the ascendance of the living constitution / Sidney M. Milkis Progressivism and the doctrine of natural rights / James W. Ceaser John Dewey and the dilemma of progressive democracy / Wilfred M. McClay Progressivism, the social sciences, and the rational state / John Marini Making the state into a god : American progressivism and the social gospel / Ronald J. Pestritto Progressivism, social science, and Catholic social teaching in the building of the American welfare state / James R. Stoner, Jr The promise of the new nationalism and its challenge to the framers / Jean M. Yarbrough William Howard Taft and the constitutionalist presidency in the progressive era / Johnathan O'Neill Woodrow Wilson and the statesmanship of progress / Charles R. Kesler Supreme Court : Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, and the progressive Revolution in constitutional jurisprudence / Bradley C.S. Watson Regulations from the executive in need of scrutiny : the REINS Act and the art of teaching constitutionalism by legislation / Eric R. Claeys.
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