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The Resource The cult of the constitution, Mary Anne Franks

The cult of the constitution, Mary Anne Franks

Label
The cult of the constitution
Title
The cult of the constitution
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anne Franks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist strains in both conservative and liberal American thought keep the Constitution in the service of white male supremacy. Constitutional fundamentalists read the Constitution selectively and self-servingly. Fundamentalist interpretations of the Constitution elevate certain constitutional rights above all others, benefit the most powerful members of society, and undermine the integrity of the document as a whole. The conservative fetish for the Second Amendment (enforced by groups such as the NRA) provides an obvious example of constitutional fundamentalism; the liberal fetish for the First Amendment (enforced by groups such as the ACLU) is less obvious but no less influential. Economic and civil libertarianism have increasingly merged to produce a deregulatory, "free-market" approach to constitutional rights that achieves fullest expression in the idealization of the Internet. The worship of guns, speech, and the Internet in the name of the Constitution has blurred the boundaries between conduct and speech and between veneration and violence. But the Constitution itself contains the antidote to fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution lays bare the dark, antidemocratic consequences of constitutional fundamentalism and urges readers to take the Constitution seriously, not selectively." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franks, Mary Anne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • Firearms
  • Equality before the law
  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
  • Firearms
  • Freedom of expression
  • United States
Label
The cult of the constitution, Mary Anne Franks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : who we are -- The cult of the constitution -- The cult of the gun -- The cult of free speech -- The cult of the internet -- Conclusion : until we all are free
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9781503603226
Lccn
2018050188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1048938311
Label
The cult of the constitution, Mary Anne Franks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : who we are -- The cult of the constitution -- The cult of the gun -- The cult of free speech -- The cult of the internet -- Conclusion : until we all are free
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9781503603226
Lccn
2018050188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1048938311

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