The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--and Why It Can Again by Eric Lane, Michael Oreskes

The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--and Why It Can Again Author: Eric Lane, Michael Oreskes
eBook Title: The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--and Why It Can Again
ISBN10: 1596914912
ISBN13: 978-1596914919
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (October 14, 2008)
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Size ePub vers.: 1640 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1580 kb
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Due to a combination of heightened frustration, moves to skirt the constitutional process, and a widespread disconnect between the people and their constitutional "conscience," Lane and Oreskes warn us our longstanding Democracy is at risk. Together, they examine the Constitution's history relative to this current crisis, from its framing to its centuries-long success, including during some of the country's most turbulent and contentious times, and challenge us to let this great document work as it was designed-valuing political process over product. They hold our leaders accountable, calling on them to stop fanning the flames of division and to respect their institutional roles. In the final assessment, The Genius of America asks us to lean on the framers and their experience to secure our country's wellbeing.