Should the Internet be regulated or does that impinge on freedom of speech? Does “the right of the people to bear arms” refer to individual citizens or organized militias?
Linda Monk explores these and other highly debated topics in The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution. Drawing on interpretations by influential individuals ranging from Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall to Charlton Heston, Monk offers a new way to look at the Constitution by providing historical perspective as well as fascinating and surprising facts.
Monk, the two time recipient of the American Bar Association’s “Silver Gavel Award” for public education about law, presents a text that is sure to be a valuable resource for all who want a better insight into one of our country’s most important documents.
Praise for The Words We Live By:
“In The Words We Live By, Linda Monk has created a treasure—a wonderfully accessible yet deeply insightful guide to our Constitution which should be read and enjoyed by a wide audience of old and young alike.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
“An extraordinary work. Linda Monk's The Words We Live By is an exceptionally dear, illuminating guide to our fundamental rights and liberties.”—Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice
“Anyone reading The Words We Live By will finish it with a greater understanding of the Constitution and a new respect for how it has secured freedom and self-government for the last two centuries” —Steve Chapman, syndicated columnist, Chicago Tribune
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