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Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism - Ronald J. Pestritto

Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism

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Published: 20th January 2005
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Woodrow Wilson is best known for his service as the twenty-eighth president of the United States and his influence on American foreign policy in the twentieth century and beyond. Yet Wilson is equally important for his influence on how Americans think about their Constitution and principles of government.

Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism highlights Wilson's sharp departure from the traditional principles of American government, most notably the Constitution. Ronald J. Pestritto persuasively argues that Wilson's unfailing criticism places him clearly in line with the Progressives' assault on the original principles of American constitutionalism. Drawing primarily from early writings and speeches that Wilson made during his years as a scholar, Pestritto examines the future president's clear and consistent ideologies that laid the foundation for later actions taken as a public leader.

Engaging and thought-provoking, Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism gets to the heart of Wilson's political ideologies and brings a fresh perspective to the study of American political development.

Introduction: Wilson, the Founding, and Historical Thinking
Chapter 1: Historicism and Wilson's Critique of the Social Compact
Chapter 2: The Modern Democratic State and the New Political Science
Chapter 3: Beyond the Separation of Powers: The New Constitutionalism and the Growth of the American National State
Chapter 4: Congress as Parliament?
Chapter 5: The Presidency, the Parties, and the Judiciary
Chapter 6: Who Governs? Wilson's Leadership Doctrine and the Question of Democracy
Chapter 7: Wilson's Science of Administration
Conclusion: 1912 and Beyond

ISBN: 9781442201088
ISBN-10: 1442201088
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 20th January 2005
Publisher: University Press of America