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"This manuscript is a treasure chest of sound and reasonable judgments and analysis of American constitutional history—the manuscript delivers on its title. The essays are tough-minded, tightly written, and at times polemical. . . . [T]here is not a clinker among them."
—Howard G. Schneiderman
"Moving from the general to the more concrete, Mevy explains the origins and evolution of some of the most basic issues in constitutional government from the time of the framers to the present day. His explanations are rich in detail and marked by careful scholarly analysis, making them informative and interesting reading. . . . Levy's volume helps one to understand better the roots and meaning of our constitution.”
—C. P. Chelf, Choice
"In 36 law review articles, essays and chapters drawn from his many books, one of the clearest and most eloquent liberal interpreters of law brings together a lifetime of deliberation into a volume that should be an invaluable reference for lawyers, historians, students—and anyone who loves elegant thought and expression on the human wellsprings of the rules we choose to live by."
—D.J.R. Bruckner, New York Times Book Review
"Levy's Mind is spritely. He respects history and is willing to deal with inconvenient facts. This is a good book. . . . [A] useful exercise in Constitutional history."
—Dennis Owens, Appellate Practice Journal
"Readers are likely to come away from this book with a deep respect for Levy's versatility of interests and his depth of scholarship. . . . Levy's essays reflect the ambiguity implicit in a Constitution that is at once a public charter and the foundation of massive legal and scholarly edifices. The essays should also open windows onto and stimulate further interest in Levy's own prodigious scholarship."
—John R. Vile, Political Science Quarterly