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Kramnick, Isaac

Overview
Works: 55 works in 302 publications in 2 languages and 11,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Constitution  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: KF4515, 342.73029
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Most widely held works by Isaac Kramnick
The godless constitution : the case against religious correctness by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godless Constitution is an urgent and timely reexamination of the roots of church-state separation in American politics - and a ringing refutation of the misguided claims of the religious right. In this important polemic two distinguished scholars of American political ideas and religion refute this dangerous attempt to introduce what they term "religious correctness" into our politics, by reminding us that the absence of any mention of God in the Constitution was a conscious action on the framers' part, intended to prevent the bloody religious controversies that so marked European history. They also emphasize that church-state separation was seen as a guarantee of - not a hindrance to - religions liberty. Fully respecting the importance of religion in the public sphere, yet forthright in defining proper limits, The Godless Constitution offers a bracing return to the first principles of American democracy - and a guide to keeping them intact in the forthcoming presidential campaign
Bolingbroke and his circle; the politics of nostalgia in the age of Walpole by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (16 September 1678 ? 12 December 1751) was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. In 1715 he supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. Escaping to France he became foreign minister for the Pretender. He was attainted for treason, but reversed course and was allowed to return to England in 1723. He is best known as the philosopher of the Country Party. In Britain, "Bolingbroke" is pronounced Bullingbrook or Bullenbrook."--Wikipedia
Common sense by Thomas Paine( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book which helped spark the movement that established the independence of the United States
The rage of Edmund Burke : portrait of an ambivalent conservative by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Burke by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729[1] ? 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro?French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism."--Wikipedia
The Federalist papers; Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay by Alexander Hamilton( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous series of papers presented to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by three of the American founding fathers, outlining the principles underlying the new form of government
Is Britain dying? : Perspectives on the current crisis( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Enlightenment reader by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the era's classic works, with more than a hundred selections from a broad range of sources, including Kant, Diderot, Voltaire, Newton, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and others that demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views
Thomas Paine reader by Thomas Paine( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from Paine's political writings, including "Common Sense," "The Rights of Man," "The American Crisis," and "The Age of Reason."
Republicanism and bourgeois radicalism : political ideology in late eighteenth-century England and America by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in the history of political thought by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Laski : a life on the left by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in America : and Two essays on America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant new translation of de Tocqueville's masterpiece also includes an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois
The godless constitution : a moral defense of the secular state by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godless Constitution is an urgent and timely reexamination of the roots of church-state separation in American politics - and a ringing refutation of the misguided claims of the religious right. In this important polemic two distinguished scholars of American political ideas and religion refute this dangerous attempt to introduce what they term "religious correctness" into our politics, by reminding us that the absence of any mention of God in the Constitution was a conscious action on the framers' part, intended to prevent the bloody religious controversies that so marked European history. They also emphasize that church-state separation was seen as a guarantee of - not a hindrance to - religions liberty
The portable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Portable Edmund Burke is a one-volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts form his letters and an informative introduction surveying Burke's life and ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
Democracy in America : an annotated text backgrounds interpretations by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville?s classic text in the Henry Reeve translation. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and an introduction addressing Democracy in America?s canonic and iconic place in American life
Enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on modern morals and happiness by William Godwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of ideology : political thought, 1750 to the present by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American political thought : a Norton anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornell : a history, 1940-2015 by Glenn C Altschuler( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their history of Cornell since 1940, Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick examine the institution in the context of the emergence of the modern research university. The book examines Cornell during the Cold War, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, antiapartheid protests, the ups and downs of varsity athletics, the women's movement, the opening of relations with China, and the creation of Cornell NYC Tech. It relates profound, fascinating, and little-known incidents involving the faculty, administration, and student life, connecting them to the "Cornell idea" of freedom and responsibility. The authors had access to all existing papers of the presidents of Cornell, which deeply informs their respectful but unvarnished portrait of the university. Institutions, like individuals, develop narratives about themselves. Cornell constructed its sense of self, of how it was special and different, on the eve of World War II, when America defended democracy from fascist dictatorship. Cornell’s fifth president, Edmund Ezra Day, and Carl Becker, its preeminent historian, discerned what they called a Cornell “soul,” a Cornell “character,” a Cornell “personality,” a Cornell “tradition”—and they called it “freedom.” “The Cornell idea” was tested and contested in Cornell’s second seventy-five years. Cornellians used the ideals of freedom and responsibility as weapons for change—and justifications for retaining the status quo; to protect academic freedom—and to rein in radical professors; to end in loco parentis and parietal rules, to preempt panty raids, pornography, and pot parties, and to reintroduce regulations to protect and promote the physical and emotional well-being of students; to add nanofabrication, entrepreneurship, and genomics to the curriculum—and to require language courses, freshmen writing, and physical education. In the name of freedom (and responsibility), black students occupied Willard Straight Hall, the anti–Vietnam War SDS took over the Engineering Library, proponents of divestment from South Africa built campus shantytowns, and Latinos seized Day Hall. In the name of responsibility (and freedom), the university reclaimed them. The history of Cornell since World War II, Altschuler and Kramnick believe, is in large part a set of variations on the narrative of freedom and its partner, responsibility, the obligation to others and to one’s self to do what is right and useful, with a principled commitment to the Cornell community—and to the world outside the Eddy Street gate
 
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The godless constitution : the case against religious correctness
Alternative Names
Isaac Kramnick American historian

Isaac Kramnick Amerikaans historicus

Kramnick, Isaac 1938-

Languages
English (232)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Bolingbroke and his circle; the politics of nostalgia in the age of WalpoleCommon senseThe Federalist papers; Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John JayThe portable Enlightenment readerThomas Paine readerDemocracy in America : and Two essays on AmericaThe godless constitution : a moral defense of the secular stateThe portable Edmund Burke