Civility is not much prized in our revolutionary climate because it is a deeply traditional practice.
Discussions & debates on the pressing issues of our current political scene.
While acerbic criticism may rally the troops, it probably does more harm than good in pursuance of civil peace.
While it may be a modest, middle-age virtue, civility is foundational to sustain a pluralistic liberal democracy.
The anger we feel in the present moment is a hot emotion directed at our fellow citizens: it is indicative of in-house strife.
Did the practice of civility, if such there was, stave off our culture wars or abet them?
Originalists must confront the value of legal stability promoted by stare decisis more squarely.
Originalists need to acknowledge the traditionalism of constitutional law and that precedential age, endurance, and connection to common practice matter.
Any effort to restore the American legal tradition must recognize that "individual liberty" decisions have revolutionized our constitutional order.
Without an imperative to bring precedents into alignment with original meaning, stare decisis becomes the “exception” that swallows the Constitution.
At some point in time, the Supreme Court abandoned originalism, and prior originalist precedents, and came up with new law altogether.
What lessons should we recall after seventy-five years in the shadow of World War II?
Great power conflict is now thinkable, and in great measure because of lessons unlearned from World War II.
It's worth remembering that during and immediately following World War II the United States and its allies were far less liberal than they are today.
The world is not going back to the 20th century, but our liberals have never really moved past those halcyon days when they had run of the world.
Recovery of national purpose and renewed international commitment will require spiritual arguments and energy.
Despite our crises, the world is remarkably better off than in 1919, or in 1939.