On the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Akhil Reed Amar, author of the new book America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, says that President Obama best represents the great constitutional ideals of Washington, Lincoln, and FDR—and what these historical ideals can teach us about our own time.
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. He is the author of America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.
The four men facing off in the presidential election could only be there today because of how our Constitution has allowed America to evolve. Yale professor Akhil Reed Amar, author of America's Unwritten Constituion, on what our constitution really says about religion and race.
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