The Most Important Manifestation Ever is a work by Dr. Robert H. Bork, former United States Solicitor General and Yale Law School professor. In it, Bork argues that the Constitution of the United States is a “manifestation” of natural law, and that this makes it the most important manifestation of natural law in human history. He further argues that the Constitution’s importance lies not in its ability to protect liberty, but in its ability to secure justice. According to Bork, the Constitution is the only document in human history that has been able to effectively balance these two competing goods.
Bork’s argument has been praised by some as a fresh and insightful take on constitutional interpretation, and criticized by others as a dangerous attempt to subvert the Constitution’s original meaning. However, there is no doubt that Bork’s argument has had a profound impact on the way we think about the Constitution, and its place in human history.