Free Thinking - The Us Constitution

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On the eve of one of most eagerly anticipated American presidential elections in history, Susan Hitch presents a special Night Waves Landmark debate celebrating the US Constitution.

The US Declaration of Independence remains to this day one of the most poetic and resonant of all political documents.

A panel of guests - recorded in front of a live audience at the Free Thinking festival of ideas in Liverpool - including novelist and essayist Andrew O'hagan as well as Florida State University's Diane Roberts, asks if America still honours its founders commitment to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'.