The Modern Role of Congress in Foreign Affairs

"The Modern Role of Congress in Foreign Affairs," Cardozo L. Rev. 9:1489, 1987-1988.

A century ago, in a letter to the committee responsible for the centennial celebration, the then British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone called the U.S. Constitution “the most remarkable work known o me in the modern times to have been produced by the human intellect…in its application to political affairs.” It is just that: no written arrangement for a government has ever in history endured two centuries. And its unexampled endurance is indeed cause for much celebration. But it also should be the occasion for some cerebration as well.