Brian Smentkowski on Myths Stemming from our Misunderstanding of the Bill of Rights

Will talks with political scientist Brian Smentkowski, an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho. He’s the co-author of Misreading the Bill of Rights: Top Ten Myths Concerning Your Rights and Liberties with Craig Freeman and Kirby Goidel.

Topics Will & Brian discuss include:

      • The top myths Americans hold regarding the Bill of Rights
      • Whether a Bill of Rights is necessary for democracy
      • Our changing understanding of religion in the United States
      • America’s paradoxical view of security
      • How a free press and an informed citizenry impacts democracy
      • The differences between punishment and torture

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