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February 17, 2019

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The Breakdown of Consensus
George W. Carey - 06/16/11

Talk of the Constitution is everywhere. Ten congressmen and senators have sued the president for unconstitutional acts of war in Libya. Republican presidential contenders tout their fidelity to the Constitution. Glenn Beck just released a version of The Federalist Papers “adapted for the twenty-first century.”

But interpretations of the Constitution vary wildly. Fortunately, in this classic essay from the Intercollegiate Review, George Carey helps us understand these various interpretations, as well as what the Framers intended to achieve.

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