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‘The Living Constitution vs. The Naked Constitution’



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At Ricochet, Adam Freedman has posted the first episode of his series of podcasts providing a guided tour of the Constitution. I’m pleased to have taken part in this episode’s discussion with Adam and with lawyer/historian James Poulos. A direct link to the audio file is here.

The “naked Constitution,” as you might have gathered, is Adam’s term for the Constitution itself, stripped of judicial and academic encrustations. I’m very much looking forward to reading Adam’s forthcoming book bearing the same title (its full title is The Naked Constitution: What the Founders Said and Why It Still Matters).



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