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ISBN-10: 0745344720
ISBN-13: 9780745344720
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Publish Date: 09/17/2022
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.60" W, 1.10" H

We the Elites: Why the Us Constitution Serves the Few

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A new, radical reading of the US constitution.

An adroit collection of essays exposing the constitution for what it really is – a rulebook to protect capitalism for the elites.

Written by 55 of the richest white men of early America, and signed by only 39 of them, the constitution is the sacred text of American nationalism. Popular perceptions of it are mired in idolatry, myth, and misinformation – many Americans have opinions on the constitution but have no idea what’s in it.

The misplaced faith of social movements in the constitution as a framework for achieving justice actually obstructs social change – incessant lengthy election cycles, staggered terms, and legislative sessions have kept social movements trapped in a redundant loop. This stymies progress on issues like labor rights, public health, and climate change, projecting the American people and the rest of the world towards destruction.

Robert Ovetz’s reading of the constitution shows that the system isn’t broken. Far from it. It works as it was designed.

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'A crucial and timely corrective about what words like democracy and freedom actually meant to the Founders. A gift to serious analysts of US politics - but, more importantly, to those who would build a system that serves people rather than property'
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and author of 'Elite Capture'
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Details

ISBN-10: 0745344720
ISBN-13: 9780745344720
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Publish Date: 09/17/2022
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.60" W, 1.10" H
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