Relying on the Court to enforce uniform opinions on rights when there is no consensus seems more like an invitation to civil war than to civil rights.
To move forward on race relations, we first need to understand the inherent complexities about slavery and slaver-ownership.
The political theorist who figured out why nearly everyone today supports democracy but most people are “disenchanted with the way it works.”
Donald Devine is senior scholar at the Fund for American Studies. He is the author of The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order, new from Encounter Books, America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition, and Constitution, and Political Management of the Bureaucracy. He served as President Reagan’s director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during his first term and can be followed on Twitter @donalddevineco1.