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...it's the best thing I've read on the mind and political context of the Founders at the various founding moments... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Frandano
Not a light read and one that requires some understanding of late 18th century language and thought, but well the effort for an appreciation of just how experimental this new... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jbrw
A thoughtful meditation on the convoluted process of constitution making, Original Meanings speaks to modern debates over "originalism," the theory that the Constitution... Read morePublished 6 months ago by courtandconstitution
This is the first of the books Rakove has written linking the ideas in the Constitution to the beginnings of American politics and the contentions that fed its fire. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frederick Cullison
I got this one on the strength of Rakove's C-span interview with Brian Lamb on Booknotes. Prof Rakove was witty, amusing and a great interview. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pkneeno
VERY poorly written and difficult to follow. It was so disorganized, that I don't know much more than I did before slogging through the book, and I have collage degree in history!Published 16 months ago by Don Schwobel
Somewhat of a difficult read but very informative. Bought as recommended reading for a course on Congress & the Constitution. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by nbgal57