Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Strange Bedfellows: The Political Thought Of John C. Calhoun And Lani Guinier

Fred McBride, Clark Atlanta University, in Endarch, Journal of Black Political Research.

From the abstract:

"It is ironic that two very different personalities with very different purposes can espouse the similar ideas about democracy. The focus of this research is to explore the political ideas of both Lani Guinier and John C. Calhoun with reference to democracy and the majority rule principle. Particular research questions are: 1) What is the problem with majority rule? 2) What are the solutions to the majority rule problem as prescribed by Calhoun and Guinier? 3) What are the consequences of these solutions? 4) Are either proposals or suggestions in the best interest of democracy?"

See Calhoun, "The Concurrent Majority" from A Disquisition on Goverment, in Gateway to the Great Books (10 Vol., 1963) volume 7

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