The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

DVD - 2007
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The U.S. Constitution's authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices on every point on the political spectrum who seek to defend their views, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true "intent." But how much do we really know about that intent? As Professor Thomas L. Pangle makes clear, many of those Founding Fathers were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, c2007
ISBN: 9781598033663
1598033662
Branch Call Number: DVD 342.73 Pangle
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company

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lindy919
Dec 06, 2017

Dr. Pangle is a superb and knowledgable lecturer but I was looking for something regarding modern views on the Constitution. This is all about the Federalist/Anti-Federalist views swirling around the US in the few years prior to its ratification. If you're interested in political science this is a priceless series; the major thing that I took from it, however, is that we desperately need a modern rewrite. I should caution that this set of lectures requires your undivided attention as Dr. Pangle often quotes from the literature of the time which tends to use florid and archaic language.

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