Faculty Notes Eric Lane, Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service

Published on November 12, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Lane’s Book Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again in Cato Institute Article

Professor Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes’ book The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again (Bloomsbury USA, New York) was mentioned in the following article on the Cato Institute website.

Re-Educating Americans about Our Identity

by Nat Hentoff
November 5, 2009

EXCERPT:

Today, in a contemporary book that should be in every school, and certainly within reach of members of Congress and the Obama administration, The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again (Bloomsbury USA, New York) — Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes write: “We are not burdened by a sense of history, our own or anyone … Our sense of our own past, to put it politely, is thin and growing thinner. The evidence for this is all around us.”

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