There are assumptions about our Constitution – its permanency and its exceptional nature – that form the foundation for a broad sweep of convictions, including the idea that it should be the basis of constitutions in other countries. However, Adam Liptak, Pulitzer Prize winning Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, argues in a recent article entitled “We the People Loses Appeal with People Around the World” that much of the world views the US Constitution as old, outdated and even “provincial.” Liptak joins us this week to talk about his article and the decline of the US Constitution abroad. Listen in to find out where forming democracies are looking for inspiration when drafting constitutions and how often a typical Constitution is written. Hint: It’s considerably less than the 225 years since our own was drafted.

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