Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Redeeming American Democracy: Lessons from the Confederate Constitution



From the Publisher


"Professor DeRosa goes boldly into territory where no one has ventured before and few have even known existed. Like an intrepid explorer of lands forgotten by time, he comes back with fresh knowledge--knowledge that Americans can use to save liberty and rules the law under Constitutional government." 
--Clyde Wilson, distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina 

From the Inside Flap


The quintessential question regarding government's role in America has always been: will decisions be made in the communities where people live or in Washington, D.C.?

These warring ideas of centralization and decentralization form the core of modern political debates about the national economy, U.S. foreign policy, and citizens' cultural values--just as they did with our Founding Fathers.

Here, distinguished scholar Marshall L. DeRosa, an expert on the Confederate Constitution, describes why and how the truly democratic principles of the Confederate States of America are relevant and applicable today.

DeRosa's examination of the rise and fall of the Confederacy; his suggestion for current-day secession, now championed by libertarians as a solution for states to regain their individual power; and his emphatic call for Americans to become self-governing in order to restore our original democracy offer a radical yet realistic opportunity for citizens to participate in our nation's much-needed redemption.

Marshall L. DeRosa is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University. His expertise includes American constitutional law and policymaking, international law, and the judicial process.

This is his first book with Pelican.

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