*Note: this is the short version of this interview. You can also find the full-length version of the interview here on our site.
Richard Beeman, author of California Reads selected book The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution: A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections from The Federalist Papers, talks about the Constitution, past and present, and the current state of our democracy.
For 2012, the California Reads program is part of our Searching for Democracy initiative. Look for interviews with the other California Reads authors and find out more about the Searching for Democracy initiative here on our website.