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Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. Karp's writing is characterized by a fierce love of democracy and incisive commentary on government. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force, eloquence, and independent thinking.
Paperback, 279 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Franklin Square Press (first published 1992)
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Socraticgadfly
This book, probably in part because of its larger scope, isn't as good as Politics of War, my introduction to Karp.

While he is still, in many cases, spot on about how presidents and Congresses have gone wrong in defending republican ideals, he's not always right on the why, nor on the solution, and I have MUCH more about that in Indispensable Enemies.

He seems to fetishize the Constitution too much in a quasi-originalist way, for example. He almost violently dislikes class-based or sociological-b
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