Suppose the U. S. could scrap its codes, constitutions, institutions, traditions, start anew from scratch. Many a Utopian has meditated that heady impossibility. More realistic, Chairman William Yandell Elliott of Harvard's Department of Government last week presented a series of proposals for revamping the present Constitutional structure to accord with modern political and economic realities.* If adopted, his proposals might produce a scene like the following:

On the evening of May 18, 1951, the President of the U. S. sat alone in the White House pondering the most momentous step of his...

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