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So Far: 70th Anniversary, North Carolina Central University School Of Law Jan 2009

So Far: 70th Anniversary, North Carolina Central University School Of Law

So Far

A look back at the first 70 years of the North Carolina Central University School of Law.


The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, Richard B. Bernstein Jan 2009

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, Richard B. Bernstein

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Here is a vividly written and compact overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the "Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen.

In The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings--people much like us--who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to transcend their intellectual world even as they were bound by its ...