By John Grove
Man was once a social creature, Calhoun argued, and the position of presidency used to be to maximise society’s skill to thrive. the necessities of social concord, no longer summary person rights, have been as a result the root of political order. accordingly the concurrent majority authorized the original parts in any given society to pursue their pursuits so long as those didn't harm the full society; it compelled rulers to behave within the curiosity of the entire. John C. Calhoun’s idea of Republicanism bargains a detailed research of the historic improvement of this concept from a easy, inherited republican ideology right into a well-defined political concept. within the approach, this ebook demonstrates that Calhoun’s notorious protection of yankee slavery, whereas unwavering, was once intellectually shallow and, in many ways, contradicted his hugely constructed political theory.
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