From Robert A. Dahl's How Democratic Is the American Constitution?, a sampling of the book's Introduction:
"And if our constitution is as good as most Americans think it is, why haven't other democratic countries copied it? As we'll see . . . every other advanced democratic country has adopted a constitutional system very different from ours. Why?"
That's one heck of a hook.
First posted as "From the Bookshelf: On the U.S. Constitution" on January 22, 2019.