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Ancients and Moderns: The Emergence of Modern Constitutionalism

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By Walter Berns. Published 2002. ISBN 9780718716486



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Walter Berns, John M. Olin University Professor emeritus at Georgetown University, investigates the history of modern constitutionalism or limited government. Particularly interested in the framing of the U.S. Constitution, Berns goes on to delve into various views concerning constitutionalism, ranging from Aristotle to Cicero Polybius to Montesquieu, the English Constitution to that of the French. Of course his analysis is not limited to those views just mentioned but rather expands to a plethora of opinions concerning constitutionalism.