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New Left Review I/233, January-February 1999


Michael Lind

Why There Will Be No Revolution in the US: A Reply to Daniel Lazare

In recent years, Daniel Lazare has emerged as one of the most provocative and insightful critics of the us federal constitution and the superstitious reverence for it which is cultivated by the American political establishment. In his brilliant polemic The Frozen Republic (1996), Lazare subjected American political arrangements to the kind of analysis from which they are usually exempt. [1] Daniel Lazare, The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution is Paralyzing Democracy, New York 1996. In ‘America the Undemocratic’, [2] nlr 232, November–December 1998, pp. 3–40. Lazare builds upon arguments he made in his book.

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