The Frozen Republic by Daniel Lazare
How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy

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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 america’s outmoded constitutional system of checks and balances for the political malaise and governmental gridlock of recent years. Index.

About Daniel Lazare

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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.
Published January 29, 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 408 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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With breathtaking oversimplification, Lazare, New York editor of In These Times, reduces America's problems to the inefficiencies wrought by its Constitution.

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Freelance writer Lazare offers a creative, constructive challenge to constitutional orthodoxy, arguing that the gridlock built into the Founders' design must be uprooted.

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