Today, the New York Times Book Review assesses Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, the new book by History department mainstay Richard Beeman. (Earlier this year, they reviewed Mary Frances Berry’s book — hey History department, who do you know at the Times?) So how does Beeman fare? The Times praises his “gently judicious tone,” and later calls him “almost too judicious,” before noting that Beeman’s “judiciousness … usually serves him well.” NYT, might we suggest investing in a thesaurus? We think it would be a judicious, wise, prudent and rational thing to do.