Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Full Interview with Richard Beeman

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 was 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.