A leading legal scholar and Yale professor of law, Akhil Reed Amar has written numerous books and articles about the U.S. constitution and even served as a consultant to the popular TV show The West Wing. His new book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, addresses the most important constitutional controversies of the past two decades—from the right to bear arms to same-sex marriage. With the goal of helping people think constitutionally about today’s headlines. Amar outlines the Constitution’s text, history, and structure as a repository of specific rules and guiding themes relevant to American politics. Prioritizing constitutional reasoning over partisan preferences, he offers a guide for anyone seeking to understand America’s Constitution and its relevance in our world today.
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