Books: Non-Fiction

We the Elites: Why the U.S. Constitution Serves the Few

Book — Non-fiction. By Robert Ovetz. 2022. 240 pages.
This collection of essays exposes the U.S. Constitution for what it really is — a rulebook to protect capitalism for the elites.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Laws & Citizen Rights

This collection of essays exposes the U.S. Constitution for what it really is — a rulebook to protect capitalism for the elites.

Written by 55 of the richest white men of the early United States, and signed by only 39 of them, the Constitution is the sacred text of U.S. nationalism. Popular perceptions of it are mired in idolatry, myth, and misinformation — many have opinions on the Constitution but have no idea what’s in it.

The misplaced faith of social movements in the Constitution as a framework for achieving justice actually obstructs social change — incessant lengthy election cycles, staggered terms, and legislative sessions have kept social movements trapped in a redundant loop. This stymies progress on issues like labor rights, public health, and climate change, projecting the people of the United States and the rest of the world towards destruction.

Robert Ovetz’s reading of the Constitution shows that the system isn’t broken. Far from it. It works as it was designed. [Adapted from publisher’s description]

ISBN: 9780745344720 | Pluto Press

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