Law & Liberty's Top Forums of 2019

Since the inception of our site, Law & Liberty has published a monthly Forum. There, we gather writers to discuss controversial books, movements, and ideas of importance to the conversation about freedom and responsibility.

We are proud to present the top three most-read forum discussions of 2019:

  1. September: Nationalism

How to Get Through the “Nationalism” Minefield, by Steven F. Hayward

Self-Rule Is the Basis of American Nationalism . . . Not Natural Rights, by Ted McAllister

A Nation Is a Place of Hard Choices, by William Voegeli

When “Constitutional Patriotism” Is Not Enough, by Wilfred M. McClay

Nationalism or Bust!, by Steven F. Hayward

  1. November: The Revolution of 1989

Beyond the Ideological Lie: The Revolution of 1989 Thirty Years Later, by Daniel J. Mahoney

Lie and Practice before 1989, by Krassen Stanchev

Nationalism and the Spirit of 1989, by Peter Mentzel

1989 and the Persistence of Ideology, by Flagg Taylor

Anti-Totalitarianism Is Better than Faux Liberalism, by Daniel J. Mahoney

  1. July: The Success and Failure of Legal Conservatism

Is Legal Conservatism as Accomplished as It Thinks It Is?, by Jesse Merriam

Originalism: A Unitarian Church for the Legal Profession?, by Michael S. Greve

Originalism, the U.S. Constitution, and the Continuity of Fusionism, by John McGinnis

Abandoning Originalism Wouldn’t Be Very Conservative, by Michael Rappaport

Notes on a New Fusionism, by Marc O. DeGerolami

Normative Foundations of Originalism, by Michael O’Shea

Conservatives and Originalism: Their Relationship, Reconsidered, by Jeff Pojanowski

Legal Conservatism: Jesse Merriam Responds to His Critics