BLOGROLL: Spillers on Passport to Freedom | the A-Line

Hortense Spillers writes:

“For all its admirable qualities, the U.S Constitution in the moment of its appearance could never have offered other than a framework into which the moving parts of the future could be put. To my mind, thinking otherwise is to embrace specious reasoning, if not an outright intellectual fraud. The framers, I would dare say, were not practicing clairvoyance, but rather, an act of risk, as they might have hoped, that would earn credibility only by way of undiluted praxis so that immediately the young Republic was thrown into a crisis of legitimacy that would require a full century and three quarters of another one to resolve…”

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