We the Elites


by Robert Ovetz

“At a moment when the country is facing a constitutional crisis, it is well to understand what the Constitution is. This close analysis unravels in detail the achievement of the Framers “to create a perpetual power of the elite minority to check the will of the majority,” to ensure that the minority of the opulent would be protected from the threat of popular democracy” – Noam Chomsky

A new, radical reading of the US constitution.

An adroit collection of essays exposing the constitution for what it really is – a rulebook to protect capitalism for the elites.

Written by 55 of the richest white men of early America, and signed by only 39 of them, the constitution is the sacred text of American nationalism. Popular perceptions of it are mired in idolatry, myth, and misinformation – many Americans 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 American people 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.

Paperback | 240 pages | Pluto Press | 2022

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