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In honor of Constitution Day, welcome to my new podcast: The Naked Constitution. It’s a guided tour of the Constitution, and it’s the kind you won’t get at most law schools, where fidelity to the text is considered bad form. Each week, I’ll be joined by a distinguished panel to discuss what the Founding Fathers said, and why it still matters.
For Episode One, we discuss The Living Constitution vs. The Naked Constitution. I’m joined by Ed Whelan, the president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and host of NRO’s Bench Memos Blog, and by our own James Poulos: historian, lawyer, producer at HuffPost Live and a contributor to Forbes and Vice. In this wide-ranging discussion, the danger of the Living Constitution is exposed with references to Napoleon Bonaparte, flogging, and the “metaphysical aromatherapy” of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
For those who hunger for more, please check out my new book — The Naked Constitution: What the Founders Said and Why it Still Matters.