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How Democratic Is the American Constitution? by Robert A. Dahl
I admit this book has some decent points to make but overall his analysis comes across as disorganized, bitter, ill informed, and he seems like a man who would be happier living in a European democracy. He makes the point that the Declaration of Independence isn't democratic because it says "all men" instead of "all persons." However, one trip to a dictionary that gives the history of the usage of the word "man" will show that up until the 20th century, "man" was used to mean 'mankind' and not just male humans. I'm only a college student getting a degree in political science and it's sad that I'm able to disprove a Yale professor with knowledge I… Read more