THE PROBLEM OF THE CONSTITUTION by Edward Jerome

THE PROBLEM OF THE CONSTITUTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The thesis of this is that the Constitution should be interpreted in the light of Hamiltonian dialectic, i.e., that we are a republic not a democracy, and this backward look is a far cry from reality. Theories of economic doctrines, sovreignity, with attention to the dual setup of state and federal governments, a sharp criticism of modern constitutional theories and the Supreme Court decision upholding the National Labor Relations Act constitute a major part of the discussions herein, and the whole is a sharp shriek of pain against present day application of constitutional interpretation. By this thesis the Constitution becomes, not a political document but a static catalopsis.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1939
Publisher: Longmans, Green