A More Perfect Constitution

Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation
Product Number: EB00637539
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802777560
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

A More Perfect Constitution presents creative and dynamic proposals from one of the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our Constitution and American governance at a time when such change is urgently needed, given the growing dysfunction and unfairness of our political system . Combining idealism and pragmatism, and with full respect for the original document, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking ideas range from the length of the president's term in office and the number and terms of Supreme Court justices to the vagaries of the antiquated Electoral College, and a compelling call for universal national service-all laced through with the history behind each proposal and the potential impact on the lives of ordinary people. Aware that such changes won't happen easily, but that the original Framers fully expected the Constitution to be regularly revised, Sabato urges us to engage in the debate and discussion his ideas will surely engender. During a presidential election year, no book is more relevant or significant than this.

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Author(s): Larry J. Sabato
Original Publish Date: Jul 23, 2010

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