The Politics of Truth and Other Timely Essays

The Politics of Truth and Other Timely Essays : The Crisis of Civic Consciousness

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"A fascinating collection of studies, The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays explores the historical and theoretical underpinnings of personal liberty and free government and provides a trenchant analysis of the crisis of civic consciousness endangering both of them today. The book addresses a range of issues in contemporary political philosophy and constitutional theory. These are seen to be all the more urgant in importance because of the surging aspirations for liberty in the wake of the collapes we see throughout the Middle East, Africa, and other areas, and the withdrawal from leadership in America and Europe. While each essay can stand alone, there is an underlying thematic unity to the collection. Several essays focus on Ameriacan political thought, with emphasis on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Two elements in particular, are treatet: the jurisprudential and common law background to the American political tradition and the centrality of religion within the unfolding of the American poltiical experiement. Sandoz explores the uncommon alliance of philosophers, statesmen, and evangelicts during the nation's founding This alliance, nurturing communities of persons bound togehter by their faith and a mutual regared forone another, played a vital role in the establishment of the system of freedom under law. Sandoz sees the tension between religion and natural law as a constant in the human struggle for freedom. That the preservation of liberty under law is no easy taskis acknowledged and addressed, Anyone interested in teh "politics" of "truth" will appreciated this book"--show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • St. Augustine's Press
  • English
  • 1587316587
  • 9781587316586