Profile of American Politics: Readings in American Government (Classic Reprint)

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If government of the people, by the people and for the people is the most exciting form of government in the world, and we believe it is. the study of American government should itself be an exciting experience. Convinced of this, we have taken measures to make this collection of essays lively, interesting and timely.

Since American democracy is a dynamic and ever-changing phenomenon, we have focused upon essays which reveal the active elements of political decision without neglecting readings which deal with the legal and formal structure of decision. The very title, Profile of American Politics, suggests our bias toward the dynamic factors. Our approach emphasizes political, economic and moral factors without overlooking legal, constitutional, historical and other essential ingredients in politics.

To reflect the depth and breadth of the American democratic heritage, we have drawn from a wide variety of sources past and present. We have ranged from the Federalist Papers to Reinhold Niebuhr, from de Tocqueville to Eric Johnston, from the Mayflower Compact to the Supreme Court decision against racial segregation in public schools. We have included the reflections of politicians and the observations of journalists as well as the writings of scholars.

We believe student interest will be stimulated by our generous quota of contemporary essays which illustrate basic facets of the American political system. We believe that the student can best gain a sturdy appreciation for our democratic institutions by grappling with problems, events and personalities of the current political scene. Some thirty' essays were written after the advent of the Sputnik era. Along with the readings on contemporary issues we have included historic Supreme Court decisions and essays by the Founding Fathers.

Our emphasis on the dynamic aspects of American government is further illustrat...

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