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By Anonymous on Thursday, Jul 23 2009

The conservative humorist P.J. O'Rourke has a piece in a recent Weekly Standard issue that includes—bizarrely enough—a "twittered" (meaning truncated and txt style) version of the Constitution. It is funny and biting and brilliant. And I think I will use it next year with my American government students, after they read the full version of the Constitution. Does it denigrate our grand founding document, and the intellectual accomplishments of its authors? Some might say so. But this strikes me as an excellent way for 18 year olds in 2009—those doyens of the digital—to latch onto the fundamentals of our governmental form.

See what you think.