Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right
What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right
With the entry of the Tea Party onto the political scene, the U.S. Constitution has become a political battleground, with liberals and conservatives trading fire over its meaning and intent. Historian Raphael was struck by how much "both sides" got wrong, and he sorts out truth from fiction.
Ray Raphael is a Senior Research Fellow with Humboldt State University in Northern California. His sixteen books include
A People's History of the American Revolution;
Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past; and
Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive.