SANFORD LEVINSON'S OUR UNDEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION Leslie Friedman Goldstein It was much more the idea that the toe was deformed, or at least Sanford Levinson, as is his wonderful habit, has written appeared deformed compared to my mental image of how it a thoughtful and provocative book in Our Undemocratic should look and indeed had looked for most of my life. To my Constitution. He takes to task several of the foundational feafriends' universal dismay, I went ahead and had the surgery, in tures of our more than 200-year-old Constitution, including their view risking serious long term harm for the sake of correcteven equality of representation for each state--so basic that it ing a genuinely minor problem. is the one remaining feature of our Constitution that Article V I kept getting the nagging feeling as I thought about forbids amending. Additional recipients of his tightly reasoned Levinson's arguments that something parallel was going on attacks are the veto power of the president, life tenure for the in this book. Levinson calls our Constitution undemocratic Supreme Court, the Electoral College, the fixed length of because it contains many deformations from his mental image time for each presidential term no matter
The Good Society – Penn State University Press
Published: Aug 21, 2009
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