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

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

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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