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Constitutional Redemption: Narratives, Historical and Fictional

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  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    Who is to determine when a “constitutional fiction” is justified or not? A Supreme Court Justice who claims to be an “originalist,” but who uses such a fiction when convenient? Not a reassuring prospect. I can’t envision a circumstance now where the truth of falsity of Washington’s biographical details might be important, but that could just be my lack of imagination. If you’ve got the dirt on him, bring it to light.

    In general, one shouldn’t be so indulgent about the abuse of narratives in politics. Without such abuse, why else would so many poor, precarious and unemployed people have wound up voting for the party of the rich? (I speak of course of those bygone, carefree days when there was just one.)

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