May 13, 2012
- Twilight of the American Republic: The new Liberty Law Talk presents a different way of thinking about American Exceptionalism. This discussion with author Justin Litke considers how the twentieth century emergence of an expansive American Exceptionalism relates to the frayed constitutional consensus of the American founding.
- What did Michael Oakeshott think of the American founding? That’s the question taken up by Elizabeth Corey in this week’s feature review essay on Gene Callahan’s book Oakeshott on Rome and America.
- Alberto Mingardi @ Econ Lib on Germany trading its political stability for economic stupidity. Then again, there’s much of that going on these days.
- The Connecticut Law Review features a symposium on firearms and the black community in America . Nick Johnson, frequent contributor to this space, is the lead batter.
- Lawrence Solum: Originalism and Constitutional Construction.
- New feature essay at Reason: How to kill an American city.
- Community building: Smoking pot in Colorado is a local affair.
- Henry Olsen on the white working class and the fortunes of conservatism.
- Sean Collins: Resisting the nudging elite.