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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-07-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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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.

Author Biography

Christopher Phillips is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Critical Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, a recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award, and the founder of the nonprofit Democracy Caf. Visit him on the Web at www.christopherphillips.com.

Table of Contents

Constitution Cafép. 1
In the Beginningp. 4
Constitution Making and Remakingp. 26
Commons and Goodsp. 51
Character Countsp. 94
Money Mattersp. 130
Hail to the Chiefp. 162
And Justice for Allp. 204
Governors and the Governedp. 230
Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 253
Brew for a True Revolutionp. 310
Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Further Readingp. 319
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