Letters and Politics

Zimbabwean Power Struggle & ‘Fault Lines in the Constitution’

Today our host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Nii Akuetteh, the founder of the Democracy and Conflict Research Institute based in Ghana and a current a policy analyst at the Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA). We discuss both the history of Zimbabwe and the recent developments taking place in the country regarding the house arrest of President Robert Mugabe and ensuing struggle for power amongst leaders in the country.

Then we switch gears to speak with Cynthia & Sanford Levinson, who argue that the U.S. Constitution is outdated in their new book Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today. A husband-and-wife team, Cynthia has written a number of critically-acclaimed books for children and Sanford is a professor at the Law School and the Department of Government at the University of Texas.

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