TITLE

DON'T BLAME THE CONSTITUTION

PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
American Prospect;Dec2011, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Letter
ABSTRACT
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Foundering Fathers," by Dana Reynolds, which appeared in an issue of "www.prospect.org" magazine.
ACCESSION #
67501187

 

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