We need not grifters or hysterical celebrities, but people dedicated to public concerns who will defend our rights to our private lives.
- A reminder to not miss Law and Liberty’s excellent Forum debate featuring Michael Greve, Bill Galston, and Bill Voegeli over the structure of the American Constitution and how it should guide the changes to our small c constitution of interminable debt, unaccountable government, and inverted federalism.
- Garett Jones at Econ Log draws attention to the superiority of supermajority rule that helps reach what Publius termed “the deliberate sense of the community” rather than the flattened mansion of simple majoritarianism.
- Joshua Hawley writes on “The Most Dangerous Branch” in the current National Affairs:
While conservatives surely have cause to be vexed with the Court for its legal judgment, it is this sense of betrayal that exposes just how dangerous the Court as an institution has become. The true peril posed by the Supreme Court in our time lies in the idea that the Court can ever serve as an ally, that it can resolve political difficulties, and that it can be counted upon as a political partner or an agent of political reform. It should do none of those things, and it threatens our constitutional order precisely to the degree that it attempts them.
- Remembering Eric Hobsbawm: Michael Burleigh on the British Marxist historian who died in Red.
- Robert Skidelsky reviews (link no longer available) Economics After the Crisis. Bill Allen, former Deputy Director of the Bank of England, chimes in also (link no longer available).
- This, that, and the Other Scalia.