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Disaffection with the U.S. Constitution

Friday, September 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
University Center : 310
Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair

Sanford Levinson has argued the Constitution is fundamentally undemocratic and in need of revision. Levinson’s call for a new constitutional convention has been dismissed as fanciful by many critics. However, recent public opinion data reveal support for constitutional change is higher than one may expect. The desire to change the political process has also fueled insurgent presidential candidates in both party primaries this year. Levinson considers what Americans really think about their Constitution and the American body politic.

Constitution and Citizenship Day Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science
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