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Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 11, 2006

Stephen M. Krason
Pages 133-169
DOI: 10.5840/cssr2006118

The American Democratic Republic: Reflections on Its Original Character and Possible Inherent Weaknesses

This article traces the principles and practices that characterized the American democratic republic and American culture at its Founding and suggests possible inherent weaknesses in our Founding thought and outlook that may have paved the way for a later transformation and decay of the American political order.

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