From H-Net, a review of Settlers, Liberty, and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory by Craig Yirush. Another stab at the constitution: If the U.S. Constitution were being written today, what would you omit, add or clarify? An interview with Sanford Levinson, author of Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance. The first chapter from The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady. Democracy is for amateurs: Eric Liu on why we need more citizen citizens. The government we deserve: Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics, but it's not Congress they should be angry at — Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for. If there's any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of “fascist”, surely it is the United States. What’s wrong with rights? Mary Ann Glendon challenges America’s supreme political values. The first chapter from Governing America: The Revival of Political History by Julian E. Zelizer.

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