"The Genius Of American Politics" ( Daniel Boorstin ) and "The American Political Tradition" ( Richard Hofstadter ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Genius Of American Politics" ( Daniel Boorstin ) and "The American Political Tradition" ( Richard Hofstadter )
Compares the authors' views on the Founding Fathers' views on constitutional system, federalism, republican vs. democratic government and survival of the union.
# 14476 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US


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"Richard Hofstadter in the early chapters of his book The American Political Tradition characterizes the Founding Fathers and the constitutional system they developed and addresses certain issues of federalism as they developed in the thinking of James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and others, and he shows elsewhere in his book how the concept of federalism was tested and preserved in American history and American political life.

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"Richard Hofstadter in the early chapters of his book The American Political Tradition characterizes the Founding Fathers and the constitutional system they developed and addresses certain issues of federalism as they developed in the thinking of James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and others, and he shows elsewhere in his book how the concept of federalism was tested and preserved in American history and American political life. His analysis is less theoretical and more centered on the intentions of the framers of the Constitution and on what they wanted to achieve, protect, and promote.

One of the more interesting statements made by Hofstadter is that it is ironic that the Constitution "is based upon a political theory that at one crucial point stands in direct antithesis to the mainstream of American democratic faith""

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