Eliot Cohen presents a world full of threats, but not all of them are best addressed with military power.
- Jean Yarbrough’s Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition is the subject of the current Liberty Law Talk. This podcast considers Roosevelt as both student and statesman of American constitutionalism.
- What is Stalin’s curse? Paul Hollander, the great historian of totalitarianism, reviews Robert Gellately’s Stalin’s Curse in our books section this week. The curse, it seems, is Stalin’s personality and the poison of his ideological policies emanating across the twentieth century into our own time.
- Michael Greve’s The Upside-Down Constitution is the subject of lengthy and highly-informed discussion at Balkinization this week, well worth your time. Here also is the podcast I did with Greve on the UDC.
- At Point of Law, James Copland writes about the Court’s significant decision this week in American Express v. Italian Colors to uphold contractual waivers of class action arbitration.
- Matthew Franck evaluates the case that consumed John Marshall (link not available) more than any other.
- Is Edmund Burke the father of modern conservatism?
- You may not be interested in Obamacare but it is definitely interested in your heretofore protected health information.