Our Constitution at a Crossroads: Does the System Need Reform

Our constitution serves as the foundation and charter to the United States' system of government. It has created a resilient and adaptive system, but there are signs of stress emerging in that system. Some question whether the centuries-old system is up to facing today’s global issues, and if perhaps it is time for significant reform.

Festival: 2012

Watch and Listen: World

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