Americans are, as Tocqueville says, better than they say, but the doctrine lets Americans appear more self-sufficient than they really are.
Remembering Peter Augustine Lawler
A year ago today, Peter Augustine Lawler died. Paul Seaton has this reflection today on his passing.
Here we collect the tributes published on Law and Liberty alongside some of his essays and interviews for our site:
Peter Augustine Lawler, a personal remembrance
Higher Education and the American Soul: A Conversation with Peter Lawler
A Liberty Law Talk podcast with Richard Reinsch
Here are a few of Lawler’s best essays for Law and Liberty:
Freedom is the Condition to Living Well
A comment on the relationship between law, ethics and a life well lived.
Atticus Finch’s American Stoicism
Lawler argues for the consistency of Atticus Finch between To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, with some help from William Alexander Percy.
Uncovering the Meaning of Covering Meanings
A review of Arthur Melzer’s Philosophy Between the Lines.