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Today is the 150th birthday of the Confederate constitution. Over at the NYT, I explain a couple of its good ideas:

The Confederate document contained another great idea that would certainly upgrade our own Constitution: it limited the president to a single term of six years.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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