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The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy

Lazare, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0151000859 / ISBN 13: 9780151000852
Published by Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1996
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393, notes, bibliography, index. James Madison's celebrated checks and balances have left the American government without direction or even final authority. Lazare offers a creative, constructive challenge to constitutional orthodoxy, arguing that the gridlock built into the Founders' design must be uprooted. Substantial discussion is devoted to a recap of American history viewed through the prism of constitutional interpretation. Lazare, refreshingly, also looks abroad, especially to the post-World War II European experience. Bookseller Inventory # 45778

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Title: The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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Arguing that the Constitution has created an unresponsive, inefficient government, a political scientist explains how the checks and balances system has created political and social gridlock, resulting in a government controlled by special interests. Tour.

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Daniel Lazare is the author of the iconoclastic study of the U.S. Constitution, The Frozen Republic, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. He has written about race, drugs, and urban policy for a wide variety of publications, including Harper's, The American Prospect, and Le Monde Diplomatique. He lives in Manhattan.

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