Constitutional Politics/Constitutional Law

@article{Ackerman1989ConstitutionalPL,
  title={Constitutional Politics/Constitutional Law},
  author={Bruce A. Ackerman},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={99},
  pages={453}
}
  • B. Ackerman
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Law, History
  • Yale Law Journal
America is a world power, but does it have the strength to understand itself? Is it content, even now, to remain an intellectual colony, borrowing European categories to decode the meaning of its national identity? This was not always a question posed by the American Constitution. When America was a military and economic weakling on the European fringe, it was at the forefront of constitutional thought. As it transformed itself into the powerhouse of the West, its leading constitutionalists… 
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