Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 18, 2013

Kevin Schmiesing
Pages 31-35

The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic: A Historical Critique

Stephen Krason’s The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic, argues that the American nation has drifted far from the principles of its founding. This historical critique questions some of the details of Krason’s account, observing that the claims of some of the secondary sources on which he relies are open to dispute. Notwithstanding these details, Krason’s overarching thesis is historically sound and its important message deserves wide attention.