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Jaffa, Harry V.

Works: 64 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 9,174 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E457.4, 973.68
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Most widely held works about Harry V Jaffa
Most widely held works by Harry V Jaffa
Crisis of the house divided; an interpretation of the issues in the Lincoln-Douglas debates by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
36 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new birth of freedom : Abraham Lincoln and the coming of the Civil War by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Harry V. Jaffa illuminates Lincoln's understanding of the concepts of self-government, equality, and statesmanship, and he offers penetrating insights into Lincoln's refutation of the political philosophy and constitutional interpretations of John C. Calhoun and the southern secessionists. A New Birth of Freedom is a work of major importance that will require all Americans to reevaluate their understanding of Abraham Lincoln, especially his decision to prosecute the bloodiest war of American history."--Jacket
Shakespeare's politics by Allan David Bloom( Book )
20 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 years of emancipation by Robert A Goldwin( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equality and liberty: theory and practice in American politics by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomism and Aristotelianism by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
27 editions published between 1912 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Study of the Commentary by Thomas Aquinas on the Nicomachean Ethics. Reprint of the edition published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Includes bibliography and index
Original intent & the framers of the Constitution : a disputed question by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question is a unique contribution to the debate, begun by Attorney General Edwin Meese in the second Reagan administration, over the "original intentions of the Framers." Professor Jaffa agrees entirely with Meese's opinion that there is a need to confine judges to interpreting, not making law. Jaffa also agrees that original intent, rightly understood, is the only sound basis of constitutional jurisprudence. But he contends that Meese, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Judge Robert Bork - original intent's leading conservative proponents - have misunderstood its meaning. The Framers, and Abraham Lincoln, their greatest proponent, believed that the Constitution was anchored in the principles of natural law invoked by the Declaration of Independence. Rehnquist and Bork are moral relativists and legal positivists, says Professor Jaffa, who repudiate the very existence of natural law and deny that the Declaration of Independence has any role whatsoever in constitutional interpretation. Nearly all the great constitutional controversies of our time have swirled around the meaning of the "due process" and "equal protection" clauses of the 14th Amendment. Professor Jaffa contends that it is impossible to interpret the intent of the 14th Amendment without understanding the conflict between the principles and the compromises of the antebellum Constitution. This conflict came to a head in 1857 in the case of Dred Scott. Professor Jaffa shows that Rehnquist, Bork, and Meese have completely misunderstood that case, attributing to "substantive due process" or "judicial usurpation" what was in fact a failure on the part of the Court to understand that in a federal territory the black man's human nature gave him constitutional standing, slavery in the states to the contrary notwithstanding. Jaffa also shows that in their determined effort to avoid recourse to the Declaration in their interpretation of Dred Scott, Rehnquist, Bork, and Meese are heirs, not of the Founding Fathers but of the father of the Confederacy, John C. Calhoun. Present-day conservative jurisprudence, in its positivist rejection of the Declaration, the Framers, and Lincoln is descended from Calhoun, not the Framers. Jaffa shows in Original Intent that this jurisprudence is no more principled than its liberal opposition; it merely seeks different results
The conditions of freedom : essays in political philosophy by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to think about the American Revolution : a bicentennial cerebration by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural right and political right : essays in honor of Harry V. Jaffa ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storm over the constitution by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American conservatism and the American founding by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis of the Strauss divided : essays on Leo Strauss and Straussianiasm, East and West by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the greatest mind in political philosophy in the twentieth century, and possibly in other centuries as well. That, I am well aware, is a judgment I share with very few, if any." So writes Harry V. Jaffa in his epilogue to this volume. Including an extensive unpublished essay entitled "Straussian Geography: A Memoir and Commentary," Crisis of the Strauss Divided brings together a collection of Jaffa's published arguments defending and explaining that judgment, written during the 40 years since Strauss's death. The volume includes arguments of those who have disagreed with Jaffa about Strauss's teaching and about the nature of political philosophy. These wide ranging exchanges explore many of the great themes of political philosophy and, in particular, the implications of Strauss's thinking for America and modern civilization."--Publisher's website
Statesmanship : essays in honor of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homosexuality and the natural law by Harry V Jaffa( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conversation with Harry Jaffa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interview with leading political philosopher and author, Harry V. Jaffa. Jaffa is a leading political philosopher and among the most influential scholars on Abraham Lincoln. His recent work, A New Birth of Freedom, explores the basis for American republican government
Emancipating school prayer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln lessons reflections on America's greatest leader by Frank J Williams( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Lincoln Lessons, seventeen of today' s most respected academics, historians, lawyers, and politicians provide candid reflections on the importance of Abraham Lincoln in their intellectual lives. Their essays, gathered by editors Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, shed new light on this political icon' s remarkable ability to lead and inspire two hundred years after his birth. Collected here are glimpses into Lincoln' s unique ability to transform enemies into steadfast allies, his deeply ingrained sense of morality and intuitiv
Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime by Kenneth L Deutsch( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted on American liberal democracy and contemporary political thought. By stressing the enduring vitality of classic books and by articulating the theoretical and practical flaws of relativism and historicism, the contributors argue that Strauss and the Straussians have identified fundamental crises of modernity and liberal democracy
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Jaffa, Harry Victor 1918-
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