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When at Times the Mob Is Swayed - A Citizen’s Guide to Defending Our Republic - Book
When at Times the Mob Is Swayed - A Citizen’s Guide to Defending Our Republic - Book
 
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From the leading constitutional lawyer who has sued every president since LBJ, a
masterful explication of the “pillars of our democracy”

“A republic, if you can keep it.” —Benjamin Franklin

On November 9, 2016, many Americans feared that our democracy was on the verge
of collapse. But is it? In an erudite and brilliant evaluation of the current
state of our government, noted constitutional scholar Burt Neuborne administers
a stress test to democracy and concludes that our unprecedented sets of
constitutional protections, all endorsed by both major parties, stand between us
and an authoritarian federal regime fronted by Donald Trump’s tweets: namely
the division of powers between the three branches, the rights reserved to the
states, and the Bill of Rights.

Neuborne parses the genius of our constitutional system and the ways its
built-in resilience will ultimately survive current attempts to dismantle it.
While many important issue areas—women’s right to choose, LGBTQ rights,
separation of church and state—risk erosion, Neuborne argues that while the
Constitution’s inherent defense mechanisms can buy us time, only an active
citizenry will allow us to fulfill Ben Franklin’s charge to keep our
republic.

When at Times the Mob Is Swayed is an invitation from one of our most respected
legal lights to identify, celebrate, and defend our bedrock constitutional
principles.

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