The year 2018 may be one of the most important years in American history. Constitutional law professor Michael Simon argues that what happens in 2018 may determine whether or not the United States remains a coherent country. What are those determinants and what might actually happen? And what are the constitutional issues that are contributing to the crisis America finds itself in? Maria Armoudian discusses the constitutional context behind the current American political crisis with Louis Michael Seidman, Sanford Levinson, and Jennifer Frost.

Louis Michael Seidman is a Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University Law School. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Silence and Freedom.

Sanford Levinson is a Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It).

Jennifer Frost is a Professor of American History at the University of Auckland. She is the author of An Interracial Movement of the Poor: Community Organizing and the New Left in the 1960s.

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