Robert L Tsai is a legal theorist and historian of constitutional ideas. He is professor of law at Boston University and the author of Eloquence and Reason (2008), America’s Forgotten Constitutions (2014) and Practical Equality (2019).
The power of Langston Hughes’s ‘melancholy citizenship’
Langston Hughes’s poetry offers a guide to the sort of melancholy citizenship that can help us weather democratic heartbreak
by Robert L Tsai