Joseph Fishkin on the Constitution, American History, and Economic Inequality

Joseph Fishkin is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. He is the coauthor (along with William E. Forbath) of The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy.   Become a Patron! For many Americans, for the first many generations really up through the mid 20th century, the constitutional order seemed... Continue Reading →

The Case for Constitutional Politics

The Constitution has Become Political By now the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer has become old news. But the political conflict over his successor has only just begun. Republicans have made the control of the Supreme Court a key part of their political agenda. Senator Lindsey Graham recently noted in resignation the Democrats have the... Continue Reading →

Unthinkable and Other New Democracy Books this Week

Democracy Books this Week The year 2022 begins with the somber, unimaginable, unthinkable memory of January 6th, 2021. The collection of books below cover many topics, but it's difficult to begin any discussion about democracy without a reflection on January 6th with its anniversary so near. For that reason, Jamie Raskin's book Unthinkable headlines the selections below.... Continue Reading →

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