Wednesday, October 09, 2019

In Sober Moments

In sober moments, we know that the Constitution of the United States would mean nothing without the laws that grow out of it and back it up. Without them the rights it promulgates would be no better guaranteed than those enshrined in the old Soviet Constitution, a document that, as the dissident sociologist Alexander Zinoviev suggested, was published only in order to find out who agreed with it, so that they could be dealt with.

- Clive James, Cultural Cohesion: The Essential Essays

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