by Kevin R.C. Gutzman
There has never been a book on the Constitution that is this clear, enlightening or truth-telling, for none like it has ever appeared since the Constitution was first passed. This isn't just a primer for people who have never read constitutional history. It is a spectacularly new take on the document, its origins, its meaning and the way it has been shredded and reassembled in the course of American history for the purpose of serving state elites.
This book provides information you simply cannot find elsewhere. Author Kevin R.C. Gutzman shows that the defiance of the document dates back to the first years after its passage. He looks at current political issues from a constitutional perspective. He overlooks political correctness and bluntly relates historical truths.
Thomas Woods writes: "Although I was revisiting much familiar ground as I read this book, even I was shocked at how dishonest the federal courts have been over the years. And Gutzman just eviscerates all of it, slashing and burning everything in sight, and holding up the ludicrous series of fictions that pass for 'constitutional law' to hilarious derision. Gutzman isn't supposed to do any of this, of course, since the continuation of the racket depends on popular ignorance."
This well-founded and sweeping condemnation of the Supreme Court and those who are trained to perpetrate its dishonesty is not simply an outcry against the death of the Constitution -- it is an excursion through early American history and a revelation of truth.
"Kevin Gutzman gives his readers much more than they had a right to expect. The "Politically Incorrect Guide" series in which his book appears aims at a popular audience: its goal is to correct commonly held myths of leftist propaganda. Gutzman eminently fulfills this goal, but his book cannot be called an elementary work. Quite the contrary, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution is a major contribution to American constitutional history." -- David Gordon, Mises.org
"For what my opinion is worth, this is one of the most important books of the past 25 years. There is absolutely nothing like it, anywhere." -- Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
About the Author
Kevin R.C. Gutzman, Ph.D., is a New York Times bestselling author and associate professor of American history at Western Connecticut State University. He also authors and co-authors books on history, including "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution," "Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840" and "Who Killed the Constitution?"
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc. (2007)
- ASIN: B001E4XNO6