Search Books:

Join our mailing list:

Bookmark and Share

New Articles

The Mystery Murder Case of the Century
by Robert Tanenbaum


Which Brass Ring for You: Popularity or Success?
by JV Venable


Autistic Students: Are We Asking Them to Do Their Best While They Feel Their Worst?
by Janet Lintala


The Enemy Within
by Jason Riley


Prologue
by Anna Godbersen


view more>>


Recent Placements


Debra Finerman
Mom Trends
Mom Trends Book Club: Summer Picks

Travis Smith
Entrepreneur
As an Entrepreneur, Which Superhero Do You Most Closely Resemble?

Randy Komisar
Value Walk
Avoid Venture Capital Unless You Absolutely Need It

Michael Lenox
Fast Company
How Can We Unlock The Power of the Innovation System For Good?

Brian Portnoy
Nasdaq
Nasdaq Reads: Brian Portnoy, "The Geometry of Wealth: How to Shape a Life of Money and Meaning"


view more>>



Bookmark and Share

A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country
by Dr. Larry J. Sabato

Published by Walker and Co.

Read Excerpt  Read Reviews


Amazon.comBarnes & NobleIndieBound

A More Perfect Constitution presents twenty-three creative and dynamic proposals to reinvigorate American governance. Combining idealism and pragmatism, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking ideas range from the structure of Congress, and length of the president's term to the number and terms of Supreme Court justices, the vagaries of the Electoral College, and a compelling call for universal national service -- all laced through with the history behind each issue and their potential impact on the lives of ordinary people.

In presenting his proposals, Sabato provides an invaluable civics lesson, peeling back the roof covering the workings of our political system, and allowing us to see the gears and levers meshing together; to see what parts of the machine need oil, and what parts need full-scale repair -- and to understand why. We therefore come to appreciate, over and over, what the founders of our system expected, as expressed in their own words -- that the Constitution would be revised generation by generation, updated to fulfill the needs of a growing nation.

Larry Sabato has the rare skill of making political science appealing and understandable to the masses. This no doubt comes from his thirty years in the classroom, where he has developed one of the most fertile and insightful political minds in the country. This book is, in many ways, the summation of his thinking on our political system during those thirty years.



pub date: 2007-10-02 | hardcover | 9780802716217