Monthly Archives: September 2012

Happy Constitution Day?

On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention broke up in Philadelphia, following months of hard, tense negotiations. It was tiring work. The stress of trying to record the proceedings of the convention for future generations nearly killed James Madison. But … Continue reading

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Violence, Democracy, and Passage of Time

Today seems like one of those days when the myth of the American Revolution has a really negative effect on public debate. The attacks on US Embassies in Libya and Egypt, it goes without saying, are tragic acts of violence. … Continue reading

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