The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

DVD - 2007
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"The goal of this course is to illuminate the original foundations of our American civic culture by reenacting the Great Debate, from 1787 to 1788, over ratification of the proposed constitution. We will focus on the most profound intellectual and philosophic levels of the contoversy, centered on the competing republican visions held by the proponents of the constitution (Federalists) and their opponents (Anti-Federalists)"--Course guidebook p. 1.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2007]
Copyright Date: ?2007
ISBN: 9781598033663
Branch Call Number: DVD 342.73 GRE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 book.
Additional Contributors: Pangle, Thomas L.


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Dec 06, 2017

Dr. Pangle is a superb and knowledgable lecturer but I was looking for something regarding modern views on the Constitution. This is all about the Federalist/Anti-Federalist views swirling around the US in the few years prior to its ratification. If you're interested in political science this is a priceless series; the major thing that I took from it, however, is that we desperately need a modern rewrite. I should caution that this set of lectures requires your undivided attention as Dr. Pangle often quotes from the literature of the time which tends to use florid and archaic language.

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