Saturday, September 1, 2012

Necessary Read For Political Scholars

Review for The Founder’s Key by Larry Arnn

This is a conservative and decidedly non-progressive look at the written works of the founders of the United States extraordinary ‘experiment’. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College explores the meaning and original intent of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and their interlocking nature in his unique style which is engagingly didactic. The remainder of the book contains Federalist Papers 10, 39, 48, 49, 51and the publication “Property” by James Madison. The principles embodied in these works and the people’s response to them are, according to Arnn, “The Founder’s Key”.
A bit dry in places for the average reader, but an absolutely essential read for the serious political scholar.
I was given a complimentary copy  from Thomas Nelson Publishers in return for my honest opinion of the book.

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