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The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide

The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780465021246
ISBN 10: 465021247
Edition: Revised Edition
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $16.99

An Elements of Style for how our government is supposed to work

The New York Times - Adam Liptak

Mississippi did not ratify the 13th Amendment, the one that abolished slavery, until 1995. I learned that fact, which calls to mind the adage "better never than late," from Seth Lipsky's entertaining annotation of the Constitution. The Citizen's Constitution is a magpie's miscellany of curiosities. It is governed by a newspaperman's sensibility, one more interested in conflict and color than order and synthesis. Lipsky…is particularly good on the Constitution's first two articles, which concern Congress and the presidency. He likes rascals and absurdities.