Letters and Politics

The History of the Electoral College

with Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University, renowned legal thinker, and the author of many books. His latest is The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era. 

About the book:

unnamedIn The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America’s preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades—from gun control to gay marriage, affirmative action to criminal procedure, presidential dynasties to Congressional dysfunction, Bill Clinton’s impeachment to Obamacare. He shows how the Constitution’s text, history, and structure are a crucial repository of collective wisdom, providing specific rules and grand themes relevant to every organ of the American body politic.

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