The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy
by Bruce A. Ackerman, a review from The New Republic by Gordon S. Wood.
"Ackerman's project is interesting but controversial. Every constitutional scholar can agree that the Constitution we have today is very different from that of 1787, and also that the difference cannot be explained by the twenty-seven amendments that have been added to the original text. Yet many scholars, especially historians, would not agree with Ackerman that the major constitutional changes occurred only at his three extraordinary moments of transformation." Read the entire New Republic review.