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Berns, Walter 1919-2015

Overview
Works: 71 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 11,633 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Walter Berns
Making patriots by Walter Berns( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the role of patriotism in American life, tracing the history of patriotic acts and sentiment from the ancient Greeks to the present and probing the role of citizen in an increasingly jaded American society. Samuel Johnson once remarked that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels, but is he right? Recent events such as the bombing of federal buildings and the formation of threatening militias in the name of patriotism suggest that he may have been on to something. But the United States has also seen its share of heroes, patriots who, over the course of history, have willingly put their lives at risk for this country and, especially, its principles. And this is even more remarkable given that the United States is a country founded on the principles of equality and democracy that encourage individuality and autonomy far more readily than public spiritedness and self sacrifice. Walter Berns's Making Patriots is a pithy and provocative essay on precisely this paradox. How is patriotism inculcated in a system that, some argue, is founded on self interest? Expertly and intelligibly guiding the reader through the history and philosophy of patriotism in a republic, from the ancient Greeks through contemporary life, Berns considers the unique nature of patriotism in the United States and its precarious state as we enter the twenty first century. And he argues that while both public education and the influence of religion once helped to foster a public minded citizenry, the very idea of patriotism is currently under attack. Berns finds the best answers to his questions in the thought and words of Abraham Lincoln, who understood perhaps better than anyone what the principles of democracy meant and what price adhering to them may exact. The graves at Arlington and Gettysburg and Omaha Beach in Normandy bear witness to the fact that self interested individuals can become patriots, and Making Patriots is a compelling exploration of how this was done and how it might be again
For capital punishment : crime and the morality of the death penalty by Walter Berns( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the people vote : a guide to the electoral college( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide explains the workings of the electoral college, the process of presidential succession, and the interactions of the Constitution, federal and state statutes, and party and parliamentary rules
The First amendment and the future of American democracy by Walter Berns( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom, virtue & the First amendment by Walter Berns( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do you draw the line? An exploration into media violence, pornography, and censorship by Victor B Cline( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his general introduction to this volume, Victor Cline has listed traditional arguments against censorship, noting, however, that in our body of law we have with some unanimity made a few important exceptions to free speech (e.g., when we prohibit it, as in perjury, false advertising, and in similar instances)
Taking the constitution seriously by Walter Berns( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln at two hundred : why we still read the sixteenth president by Walter Berns( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We say that a man can be known by the company he keeps. So I say that a nation, a people, can be known and be judged by its heroes, by whom it honors above all others." Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to celebrate the bicentennial first of the Declaration of Independence and then of the Constitution. It is therefore altogether fittingthat we mark the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. Part of the Bradley Lecture Series. Lin
After the people vote : steps in choosing the president( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of the American Constitution by Walter Berns( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and the constitution : essays by Walter Berns( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of liberal democracy by Walter Berns( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the Constitution( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional cases in American government by Walter Berns( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it time for a second Constitutional Convention? by Malcolm Richard Wilkey( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of the Constitution of the United States by Walter Berns( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurimetrics by Hans Wolfgang Baade( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosperity and freedom : the founding fathers, commerce and the corporation by Walter Berns( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berns, Walter: The corporation's song. Book and lyrics by Hobbes, Locke, and Madison. Music by mobil oil? [10] S
Essays on the scientific study of politics by Herbert J Storing( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes. Voting studies, by W. Berns.--The science of administration; Herbert A. Simon, by H.J. Storing.--The group approach; Arthur F. Bentley, by L. Weinstein.--Scientific propaganda; Harold D. Lasswell, by R. Horwitz.--An epilogue, by L. Strauss
The case of the censored librarian by Walter Berns( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Making patriots
Covers
For capital punishment : crime and the morality of the death penaltyAfter the people vote : a guide to the electoral collegeThe First amendment and the future of American democracyTaking the constitution seriouslyLincoln at two hundred : why we still read the sixteenth presidentDemocracy and the constitution : essaysIn defense of liberal democracy
Alternative Names
Berns, Walter.

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Berns, Walter F. 1919-2015

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Berns, Walter Fred 1919-2015

Walter Berns American philosopher

Walter Berns Amerikaans filosoof (1919-2015)

Walter Berns filòsof estatunidenc

Walter Berns US-amerikanischer Rechts- und Politikwissenschaftler sowie Hochschullehrer und Philosoph

Languages
English (181)