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A Disquisition on Government

By John C. Calhoun
Narrated by Mel Foster / 3 hours 34 minutes

Written between 1843 and 1848, John C. Calhoun's A Disquisition on Government addresses such diverse issues as states' rights and nullification, slavery, and the growth of the federal judicial power. Articulating Calhoun's perspective on government as seen from the point of view of a permanent minority (the South), A Disquisition on Government relies on the doctrine of a concurrent majority. Calhoun's concurrent majority captures the idea that because unchecked majority rule can lead to tyranny over minority interests, minority groups should possess veto power government actions that affect them. Although Calhoun primarily intended this doctrine as a justification for slavery, the broader idea of a concurrent majority as a protection for minority rights has since become a pillar of American political thought.

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Author
Narrator Mel Foster
ISBN 9781452675787
Length 3 hours 34 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Politics & Economy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #166,300 Overall
Genre rank #4,426 in Politics & Economy