A learned, introspective dialectic of political theories as they have been expressed in American history and as they have been shaped by the precedents and philosophies of Europe. The author examines the two primary concepts of classical democracy and constitutionalism, and in this relation he reviews the economic and political ideas of party, factions, property, special interest, general welfare, legislation, administration, and so on. Specifically, he considers New Dealism and the writings of Francis Lieber. The purpose of the book is to help the reader find and approach- theoretically speaking- to political thinking, and the author's political end is a dynamic but planned system, fusing traditional democracy and constitutionalism to promote individual freedom. An intelligent, well-stocked political tract on the main ideological currents in American political thought. Limited market.