COLLOQUIA READINGS


Center for the American Idea

Historical and Philosophical Roots of American Constitutionalism
November 8, 2007


Blackstone, William.  Commentaries on the Laws of England.    47-53, 117-42, 149-62.
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Cicero.  On Duties.  1-45, 55, 59-62.
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Locke, John.  Second Treatise of Civil Government in Two Treatises of Government.  267-73, 278-303, 322-333, 344-63, 374-81, 396-411.
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Polybius.  Book VI.  The Histories of Polybius.  458-76, 494-508.
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Trenchard, John and Thomas Gordon.  Cato's Letters: Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects.  174-9, 221-7, 266-82, 288-93, 306-10, 413-42, 607-13, 803-7.
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