He began by setting out the expectations - which he argued were that the states would retain their supremacy and that democracy would be extended. Yet the federal government ended up with extensive powers over taxation, commerce and the military. Ideas intended to increase democracy - such as short terms of office; direct elections; and powers of instruction, recall & term limits were watered down or rejected.
The second issue is how these outcomes were achieved. If the analysis in the book is as clinical and extensive as in Professor Klarman's presentation - then students of political behaviour and strategy (like myself) will find the book a valuable investment.
The third and final part of the talk addressed the question of how ratification was achieved.