May 10, 2013
- Comes now a discussion of an originalism that can sing! This month’s Liberty Forum considers Mike Rappaport and John McGinnis’s new book, Originalism and the Good Constitution. Rappaport and McGinnis offer their thoughts in a lead essay with responses from Richard Epstein and Ralph Rossum.
- The current Liberty Law Talk is with Mark Helprin on his latest novel In Sunlight and In Shadow. We also talk politics, war, and what’s right and wrong in Mad Men.
- Walking The Wire and learning criminal procedure and constitutional law in the process.
- Tony Freyer and Andy Morriss: The structure and strategy of the Caymans as an offshore financial center.
- Is legal education’s future moving from bad to worse? Derek Muller has pessimistic but empirically informed thoughts at his blog Excess of Democracy.
- Green Gentry politics and the favelas it’s creating in the California interior. Somewhere in this confusion rests an opportunity for a broad-based coalition to coalesce and roll back California’s green wave. I won’t hold my breath.
- Much attention has been paid to Harvey Mansfield’s recent essay on Machiavelli’s philosophical and political commitments. However, seventy years ago James Burnham’s The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom reminded us that “only power restrains power.” Francis Sempa’s reflections on Burnham’s classic work are worth reading.
- Argentina to America: Don’t follow me.