Eric Foner, 20 February 1997
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Knopf, 439 pp., $35, April 1996, 0 394 57858 9Show More
“... to mobilise a democratic majority to change the law, but to look for someone to sue. Of course, as Jack Rakove points out in Original Meanings, precisely because of its centrality the Constitution has been a continuing source of dispute as well as a symbol of unity. Each generation reinvents the Constitution in its own image, and politicians of all ...”