Let’s rewrite the Constitution — it’s old anyways. Easy, right?
Obviously it isn’t that simple, but if you ask Professor William Howell, maybe that’s not such a bad idea. In this intriguing IVY Ideas Night on The Future of US Democracy, Dr. Howell discusses the issues plaguing the United States as we imagine possibilities for a better path forward.
An expert on the separation-of-powers and American political institutions, especially the presidency, Dr. Howell offers insights that are invaluable for anyone hoping to learn more about our government and how to effect change on a wide scale. Throughout the evening, Dr. Howell discusses how a document written in the late 1700s continues to dictate politics in 2017, and questions to what extent polarization and hyper-partisanship are really to blame for the problems we as a country face today.
For further learning, consider Dr. Howell’s latest book, Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government — and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency.