Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought
H. Lee, Jr. Cheek (Editor), Sean R. Busick (Editor) and Carey M. Roberts (Editor)
Page count: 114 pages
File size: 3.5 MB
In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry” and “Onslow”. In the course of this exchange some of the most salient issues within American politics and liberty are debated, including the nature of political order, democracy, and the diffusion of political power.