The written word, and thus written laws, will always be misinterpreted.
If you want to shock students, and all people, tell them the government should be just.
Or, Was Madison Really Just an Object Lesson in Union and Liberal-Progressive Thugocracy
Or, How to Tackle the Really Tough Issues and Easily Triumph Over Them Without Even Breaking A Sweat
Or How I Learned to Love Really, Really, Incredibly, Obtuse, Worthless, Feckless, Stupid People
Charlotte Higgins ties the modern world to ancient Greece in a captivating and entertaining read.