American Dialogue: The Founders and Us - Joseph J. Ellis, Arthur Morey

...you have to read this book. Joseph J. Ellis explains it all. In his clear and concise style, he dives deeply into four issues that have plagued our nation since our founding-- racism/slavery, economic inequality, American imperialism and the doctrine of original intent--explaining why these four issues have brought us to where we are today and how they have shaped our current political quagmire.