Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 5, 2011 - Political Science - 336 pages

“A provocative extension of Jefferson’s original plan.”—Kirkus Reviews

Thomas Jefferson believed that every generation of Americans should rewrite our Constitution from scratch—to mirror the progress of the human mind and, most of all, to maintain the revolutionary spirit. He would be dismayed that it’s considered untouchable these days. Taking up Jefferson’s cause, Christopher Phillips leads a motley group of Americans across the fruited plain in an offbeat Constitutional Convention. His Constitution Café project is sparking a much-needed conversation about our founding document and forging common ground at a time when our country needs it most.
 

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CONSTITUTION CAFÉ: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution

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Phillips (Philosophy/New York University; Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart, 2007, etc.) takes a fresh look at the Constitution.The author suggests that the reason the last election ... Read full review

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Painful to read!
The author constantly goes off on tangents about irrelevant points that you never really learn anything from. Like fat in already thin meat, you don't get anything from it.

Contents

Constitution Café
In the Beginning
ii
Constitution Making and Remaking
iii
Commons and Goods
iv
Character Counts
v
Money Matters
vi
Hail to the Chief
vii
And Justice for
viii
Governors and the Governed
ix
Rights and Responsibilities
x
Brew for a True Revolution
xi
Acknowledgments
xvi
Further Reading
xvii
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Christopher Phillips is an educator, author, and pro-democracy activist. Visit him on the Web at www.christopherphillips.com.

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