Books by Akhil Reed Amar

HISTORY
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A dense but ingenious mixture of history, legal anecdotes and hypothetical cases."
A carefully reasoned defense of the United States Constitution as the foundation—but only the foundation—of our legal system. Read full book review >
AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION by Akhil Reed Amar
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Data-rich, but seldom ponderous."
A needed explication of a document that all Americans should know—but that few have ever read. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Constitutional scholar Amar (Law/Yale) argues that our understanding of the Bill of Rights has been distorted in two ways. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

A strange sight, indeed: Popular sovereignty is taken seriously in a discussion of the Constitution. In this populist interpretation of the Constitution, Amar (Law/Yale) and Hirsch (a freelance writer and graduate of Yale Law School) insist that ``we the people'' denotes a collective entity, not a collection of individuals. Read full book review >