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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Democracy,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Edition Notes

Statement[Compiled by] John C. Livingston [and] Robert G. Thompson.
ContributionsThompson, Robert G., joint comp.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK271 .L56
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 453 p.
Number of Pages453
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4468534M
LC Control Number79165244

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The Dissent of the Governed is an eloquent diagnosis of what ails the American body politic--the unwillingness of people in power to hear disagreement unless forced to--and a prescription for a new process of response. Carter examines the divided American political character on dissent, with special reference to religion, identifying it in unexpected places, with an eye toward amending it before it . The Dissent of the Governed Paperback – January 1, by John C. Livington (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: John C. Livington. The Dissent of the Governed: A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty by Stephen L. Carter () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5. “ In The Dissent of the Governed Carter eloquently rejects the claim that argument from religious morality has no place in public debate [He] not only defends the legitimacy of religious argument but provides an impressive example of how a believer may engage in civil debate with fellow citizens who do not share his faith. His meditations on the tensions between democracy and religion display the .

Dissent of the Governed covers some of the same ground as the author s earlier book, The Culture of Disbelief (), where Carter showed how the governing class misunderstands and, at law, misrepresents religion as one lifestyle option among others. The book is divided into three sections. In part one, “Allegiance”, Carter justifies his inversion of the Declaration of Independence’s famous phrase concerning the consent of the governed, and.   Addeddate Distributor Unknown Identifier DissentOfTheGoverned_ Producer Robert Newman Scanner Internet . Interesting issues, disappointing book. In a series of three lectures Carter (Law/Yale) “meditates” on the challenge religious belief poses for political authority in American society. By reinterpreting the Declaration of Independence he first suggests that justice be measured in terms of government’s response to dissenters.

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