A conversation with Sandra Leonie Field about her recent book, Potentia: Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review. Cover Photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash.
One of the most widely criticized elements of America’s political system is its winner-take-all, first-past-the-post principle that leads to the domination of two political parties. “The Two-Party System Broke the Constitution,” writes The Atlantic. Foreign Policy argues that “the only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.” […]
As Missouri closes its nearly three-year commemoration of the bicentennial of our tumultuous entrance into the Union, numerous books and articles have re-examined this pivotal event in American history. One such publication, entitled Contesting the Constitution: Congress Debates the Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821, examines the constitutional issues involved in Missouri’s struggle for statehood. This collection of […]
Contrary to much of the often-heated rhetoric we hear at times, the American Constitution was not adopted for the purpose of limiting the power of the federal government. We already had, under the Articles of Confederation, a federal government of limited powers. The Constitution was adopted for the purpose of increasing the power of the […]