Rise of the Constitution’s Right-Wing Critics

Postliberals, nationalists, and Trumpists all reserve a contempt for America’s central document. The right didn’t always think this way.

Paul D. Miller
Oct 9, 2020 · 8 min read

Somewhere around 1851–52, Frederick Douglass broke with William Lloyd Garrison. The two were the most famous abolitionists in the country. Douglass, who had…