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Publisher's Summary

From war powers to health care, freedom of speech to gun ownership, religious liberty to abortion, practically every aspect of American life is shaped by the Constitution. This vital document, along with its history of political and judicial interpretation, governs our individual lives and the life of our nation. Yet most of us know surprisingly little about the Constitution itself, and are woefully unprepared to think for ourselves about recent developments in its long and storied history.
The Constitution: An Introduction is the definitive modern primer on the US Constitution. Michael Stokes Paulsen, one of the nation's most provocative and accomplished scholars of the Constitution, and his son Luke Paulsen, a gifted young writer and lay scholar, have combined to write a lively introduction to the supreme law of the United States, covering the Constitution's history and meaning in clear, accessible terms.
Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offer a grand tour of its provisions, principles, and interpretation, introducing listeners to the characters and controversies that have shaped the Constitution in the 200-plus years since its creation. Along the way, the authors provide correctives to the shallow myths and partial truths that pervade so much popular treatment of the Constitution, from school textbooks to media accounts of today's controversies, and offer powerful insights into the Constitution's true meaning.
A lucid and engaging guide, The Constitution: An Introduction provides listeners with the tools to think critically and independently about constitutional issues - a skill that is ever more essential to the continued flourishing of American democracy.
©2015 Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
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By KEVIN E FARRIS on 08-18-15

Very Well done but bias is clear

This book is an excellent piece of scholarship. It's thorough & comprehensive but, despite repeated protestations to the contrary, it is unambiguously clear the author's personal views in the language used and the way certain cases are treated. That said, it remains a worthwhile read.

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By Robert Stefanovich on 06-12-15

The Constitution-A must reading for All Americans

What did you love best about The Constitution?

I have many audible books and out of the hundred or so this is the most important book that I have in my library. This authors have presented a overview and evolution of the Constittion or the rule of law in American. Clearly, the Main stream media, Educational System, Far Left Supreme Justices, corrupt politicians in both parties, and the greed of the American Chamber of Commence are constantly undermining the freedoms of We THE PEOPLE have in the Constitution. A must read for all Americans who value INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS!

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Walter Dixon has a fantastic and compelling voice and raises the narrative to another level.

Which character – as performed by Walter Dixon – was your favorite?

The Constitution is the main character in this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You will receive a great overview and evolution of the Constitution in a pleasant, intelligent and entertaining manner.

Any additional comments?

A must read for all Americans who value individual freedoms of We The People. This book will be ridiculed by the Main Stream Medica, Radical Left Democrats, Corrupt Politicians in the Democrat and Republican Party, Progressive Supreme Court Justices including John Roberts, Progressive Educators, and corrupt American Chamber of Commerce.

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