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  The Future of the Constitution, Part One
The Constitution is America’s framework for government. It has survived over two centuries with only a few amendments. But despite its ...
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Has Neoconservatism Failed or Succeeded? Part Two
In 1989, political scientist Francis Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War also brought a certain kind of end ...
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The Future of the Constitution, Part Two
Aired 7/13/2006

The Constitution is America’s framework for government. It has survived over two centuries with only a few amendments. But despite its apparent simplicity, interpreting the Constitution is difficult. Although Americans have a strong libertarian identity, they also support big government programs that the Founders never dreamed of. Should the original intent of the Founders be what matters most when interpreting the Constitution? Or can it be a living document interpreted in new ways as America changes?
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  Richard Epstein
    law professor-University of Chicago, author of Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain

Originally Aired: 7/13/2006

   
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