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


Whitney Bowe
ABC News
The downside of squeaky-clean skin: Why you’ve probably been washing your face wrong

Sonya Renee Taylor
Mashable
Body positivity isn't enough. This book will teach you 'radical' self-love.

Ken Blanchard
Inc
9 Inspiring Quotes from One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Whitney Bowe
Readers Digest
The One Summer Diet That Can Stop Skin Cancer

Whitney Bowe
Mind Body Green
The Best Supplements For Glowing Skin — A Dermatologist Explains


view more>>



Bookmark and Share

The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country -- and Why It Can Again
by Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes

Published by Bloomsbury USA

Read Excerpt  Read Reviews

Listen to podcast interview:


Amazon.comBarnes & NobleIndieBound

The United States is the longest running democracy in history at 220 years. While over a hundred countries around the world have used our Constitution as their model, Americans are growing frustrated with gridlock, partisan politics, and special interests. In our impatience for results, we have lost sight of what the framers forged -- a pragmatic document that channels self-interest into productive consensus. In this important book, veteran journalist Michael Oreskes and legal scholar Eric Lane make a passionate plea to restore our "Constitutional Conscience."

The Genius of America looks at the Constitution's history relative to this current crisis, from its framing to its centuries-long success, including during some of the country's most turbulent and contentious times. While Lane and Oreskes affirm the Constitution's resilience, they also remind us that our democracy is a fragile construct that requires both an understanding of its history and a commitment to participation. They challenge us to let this great document work as it was designed -- valuing political process over product. They hold our leaders accountable, calling on them to stop fanning the flames of division and to respect their institutional roles. In the final assessment, The Genius of America asks us to lean on the framers and their experience. Unless we reconnect with the document so central to our success, our democracy is at risk.



pub date: 2007-09-18 | hardcover | 9781596911994