“In order to preserve protect and defend the Constitution … you have to know it, and I don’t know how much he (Donald Trump) has actually thought about it,” Akhil Amar told an audience earlier this year. One of America's premier constitutional scholars Dr. Amar was discussing his new book The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of our Era.
A Yale University Law School Professor Amar says "The Constitution was written by ordinary people such that ordinary people could read it with ease." Thus, Amar says “A generalist can make a claim related to constitutional law to a general audience.”
Amar claims that the constitution is both an important tool for tackling the political problems of today and a device for bringing the country together along partisan lines.
His comments and analysis of today's fast moving events are always illuminating and interesting.