The Original Argument

The Original Argument The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century

1st Threshold Editions trade pbk Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Glenn Beck, the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Reset, returns with his contemporary adaptation of The Federalist Papers with the inclusion of his own commentary and annotations to help readers interpret and understand the Constitution.

Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine's famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Times bestseller Glenn Beck's Common Sense. Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation of The Federalist Papers, the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution and laid bare the "original argument" between states' rights and big federal government-a debate as relevant and urgent today as it was at the birth of our nation.

Adapting a selection of these essential essays-pseudonymously authored by the now well-documented triumvirate of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay-for a contemporary audience, Glenn Beck has had them reworked into "modern" English so as to be thoroughly accessible to anyone seeking a better understanding of the Founding Fathers' intent and meaning when laying the groundwork of our government. Beck provides his own illuminating commentary and annotations and, for a number of the essays, has brought together the viewpoints of both liberal and conservative historians and scholars, making this a fair and insightful perspective on the historical works that remain the primary source for interpreting Constitutional law and the rights of American citizens.

Book information

ISBN: 9781451650617
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Imprint: Threshold Editions
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Threshold Editions trade pbk Edition
DEWEY: 342.73029
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 430
Weight: 453g
Height: 210mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 33mm