Sallies of the Mind

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Transaction Publishers, 2018 - 253 pages
Federalism and Political Culture is a collection of Wildavsky's essays on federalism over the latter part of his career. It is the second in a series, of his posthumous collected writings. Federalism is not a conventional collection on comparative federal systems, but deals with what federalism means, how it should work, and how it has been abused by those in power who protested their commitment to federal principles and practices but acted otherwise. Wildavsky's analyses concentrate mainly on American federalism after the Great Society of the 1960s which brought major changes to the American federal system. The essays trace the progress of his thought as he first argues that true federalism is noncentralization, then to federalism as competition, and then combines both in reasserting that real federalism is possible only in a confederation.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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T S Eliot and His Impersonal Theory of Art
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Maritains Creative Intuition
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Two Perspectives on European Literature
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Two Acts from Dantes Drama of the Mind
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The Divine Comedy as a Bridge across Time
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The Analogy of Action
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