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The Need for Constitutional Reform
The Need for Constitutional Reform
By William Y. Elliott
McGraw-Hill, 1935, 296 pp

Cutting to the roots of the present crisis, the author argues that the needs of our present complicated social and political structure cannot be successfully met by a constitution devised a century and a half ago to fit an entirely different set of problems. Much of the book is taken up with the question of the relation of government to business. Politically, the author sees a need for a great strengthening of the powers of the executive, a recasting of the state organization, and a revamping of our civil service.