Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders

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Price
$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691210230

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About the Author

Dennis C. Rasmussen is professor of political science at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His books include The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought (Princeton). He lives in Cazenovia, New York.

Reviews

Rasmussen has produced a well-researched study that is a salutary read. He writes accessibly, explaining what motivated and worried each of [the Founders]. Concern for future generations and the fate of the republic is a recurring theme, and will also resonate with many readers today.-- "Library Journal"
Making the striking argument that all but one of the major founders of the U.S. died disillusioned with their creation, Rasmussen nevertheless offers hope for our current predicaments . . . an authoritative and convincing argument in disarmingly artful prose.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
an illuminating account of how the founding fathers worried about the future of America...This standout history provides useful context for understanding the roots of contemporary political turmoils and may comfort those who fear that American democracy is in dire peril.-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"