It's Going Down

Robert Ovetz on History, Slavery and the Constitution

On this episode of It’s Going Down, historian Robert Ovetz talks about his new book, We the Elites: Why the US Constitution Serves the Few. Ovetz argues that far from being a “living, breathing document” that enshrines freedom and civil liberties, the US Constitution was created by and for a wealthy class of land and slave owners to protect their interests and uphold the status-quo. We discuss how this reality has played out over the centuries, and what this means in the face of Trumpian attempts to upend it.

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