Frozen Republic: How the Constitution is Paralyzing Democracy

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Frozen Republic James Madison's celebrated checks and balances have left the American government without direction or even final authority. In an effort to find the source of our nation's problems, political scientist Lazare offers a passionate but not partial, thoughtful but not impractical book, which aims simply to make government function better than it does now.

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In this thought-provoking polemic, "an accomplished iconoclast" whose "knowledge of american history is as persuasive as his wit" (New York Times Book Review) blames americanca's outmoded constitutional system of checks and balances for the political malaise and governmental gridlock of recent years. Index.

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Daniel Lazare is the author of the iconoclastic study of the U.S. Constitution, The Frozen Republic, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. He has written about race, drugs, and urban policy for a wide variety of publications, including Harper's, The American Prospect, and Le Monde Diplomatique. He lives in Manhattan.

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