Class 12: The Extended Republic III

Political Science

Course on “Basic Principles of the Original American Constitution

Taught by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

CLASS 12: “The Extended Republic III”

Now that we have examined the arguments for the extended republic, we must turn to reflect upon their implications for the operation of American Government. Of all of the basic constitutional principles, the concept of the extended republic may have the most interesting and thoroughgoing effects on American Governance.
Christopher Wolfe is emeritus professor of political science at Marquette University, and served as co-director of the Thomas International Center from 2005 to 2014.  He currently teaches at the University of Dallas. His main area of research and teaching for two decades was Constitutional Law and American Political Thought, and he is the author of various books, the best known of which is The Rise of Modern Judicial Review, which Judge Robert Bork, in a 2006 Wall Street Journal contribution, listed as one of the five best books on the Constitution.