The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

eBook - 2005
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In the opening chapter of this book, Elizabeth Price Foley writes, 'The slow, steady, and silent subversion of the Constitution has been a revolution that Americans appear to have slept through, unaware that the blessings of liberty bestowed upon them by the founding generation were being eroded.' She proceeds to explain how, by abandoning the founding principles of limited government and individual liberty, we have become entangled in a labyrinth of laws that regulate virtually every aspect of behaviour and limit what we can say, read, see, consume, and do. Foley contends that the United States has become a nation of too many laws where citizens retain precious few pockets of individual liberty. With a close analysis of urgent constitutional questions - abortion, physician-assisted suicide, medical marijuana, gay marriage, cloning, and U. S. drug policy - Foley shows how current constitutional interpretation has gone astray. Without the bias of any particular political agenda, she argues convincingly that we need to return to original conceptions of the Constitution and restore personal freedoms that have gradually diminished over time.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : c2005. Yale University Press,
ISBN: 9780300137903
0300137907
0300109822
9780300109825
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 174 p.)
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold
Raffel, Burton

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britprincess1ajax
Dec 09, 2016

I do love Shakespeare, but boy, am I not a fan of this work. It is markedly misogynistic, thinking starving and abusing women into submission is comedy. It is kind of despicable. I was drawn to it because I loved the film 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. Well, the premise is there, of a younger sister who is not allowed a love life until her alleged shrew of an elder sister has one. Let's digress for a moment to talk about the film. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU plays with these conditions cleverly with a father who delivers babies for a living and is terrified of his baby girl becoming pregnant at sixteen. All the parts move perfectly in that film and tell a compelling story with a worthy message. Go watch that film. Do not read this book. It may be Shakespeare, eloquent in its elocution, but it's tripe dressed up in fanciful verse. If that's truly what it was like in the 1590s, I'm glad I'm living in the twenty-first century.

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Dec 09, 2016

“I see a woman may be made a fool,
If she had not a spirit to resist.”

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