The Unmaking of AmericaBook - 2012 | 1st Threshold Editions hbk. ed
Part II. On Americanism. John Locke and the nature of man; the influence of Locke on the founders; Charles Montesquieu and republican government; the influence of Montesquieu on the framers; Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America
Part III. On utopia and America: post-constitutional America; Ameritopia
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This book explores past inventions of perfect nation-states. They tend to be totalitarian, not free. Contemporary America is facing totalitarian US Federal Government and also state governments and city governments. This book is a warning to 9 of 10 Americans who are refusing to take action against the totalitarian destruction of everything America has always stood for.
It is an awakening to read about several formulations by Europeans intent on creating the perfect functioning of a large group. Plato wrote one called The Republic.
Confucius formulated one in 500BC. Most Americans would not want to live in a totalitarian country . But we do indeed live under totalitarian rule.
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