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I believe that Balkin is revising or reinterpreting "living constitutionalism" so as to render it consistent with originalism--something I do myself--but this maneuver could easily be missed by uncareful readers, who may be happy to claim the mantle of "originalist" while preserving an unvarnished living constitutionalism.
Like the news of Lolita's death that Nabokov hides in the fictional preface to his novel, here essential narrative information is deliberately concealed from the uncareful reader.
Undoubtedly, copies of the worm already live in the mailboxes of uncareful users, waiting for their chance to spring forth.
The people might not have allowed revelation to dissipate; they might not have stood idly by as the Torah slipped away through their uncareful fingers.