Coming Apart in the UK

Two years ago, Charles Murray published a book entitled Coming Apart about the main socioeconomic changes that have swept America over the last half century and the impact they have had on the happiness of its citizens. Not surprisingly, the major economic changes Murray identified were the vastly increased levels of personal affluence of Americans accompanied…

In Sickness and in Health

If Ezekiel Emanuel (age 57)  had just stated his preference for dying at 75 or if he were a citizen uninvolved…

Regulate Now, Obey the Law Later

A few posts ago I introduced “citizen suits”—brought by private parties, usually advocacy organizations, in a capacity of “private attorneys…

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Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Robert Harris’s Imperium

Recently, I read a very good book of historical fiction on Cicero.  Robert Harris’s Imperium:…

The Old and the New: An Empy Restaurant and Yelp

The other day I was confronted by competing social signals: one old and one new. …

Should Congress Adopt a New Independent Counsel Statute? The Policy Issues

Having addressed the constitutional issues, I now turn to the policy issues  Would it be…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

In Sickness and in Health

If Ezekiel Emanuel (age 57)  had just stated his preference for dying at 75 or if…

The Successes and Failure of John Quincy Adams

The public career of John Quincy Adams poses this paradox: he was the greatest ever…

For Constitutional Federalism, but not the Dissolution of Nation States

I am all for vigorous debate on the site, but I am sorry to say…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

Regulate Now, Obey the Law Later

A few posts ago I introduced “citizen suits”—brought by private parties, usually advocacy organizations, in…

There’s No Telling Where the Money Went

My buddy Chris DeMuth and I are about to embark upon a long-term research project…

Should We Party Like It’s 1938?

In further demonstration that this is a forum for vigorous debate among friends: I strenuously…

Liberty Law Forum

U.S. Soldiers at Camp Bucca in Iraq. Photo Credit: DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images

How to Secure America’s Peace

Our historically literate founding statesmen elaborated a foreign policy to shield Americans’ exceptional way of life in a hostile world through the timeless principles of statecraft. For more than a century, their successors held to the Founders’ purpose and to those principles. America grew great. Since the beginning of the 20th century, however, a new…

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Responses

Finding Fault in Our National Insecurity

Angelo Codevilla has been a legend in our house since the 1980s when my wife and I first encountered this Renaissance force of nature radiating virtú. Somehow Angelo manages a vineyard in California, a horse ranch in Wyoming, a large, loving family, a prolific academic career, and world travel without strain, indeed with unfailing ebullience.…

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A Trenchant Yet Flawed Analysis of American Foreign Policy

Angelo Codevilla’s analysis of the many problems associated with U.S. foreign policy provides an abundance of important insights. He is devastatingly on the mark when he contends that since the beginning of the 20th century, U.S. officials have transformed the Founders’ emphasis on shielding the American people against external dangers into an arrogant, unattainable objective…

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Principle and Prudence in American Foreign Policy

There is much with which to agree in Angelo Codevilla’s thoughtful essay. To the extent that he and I differ, it is with regard to means and not ends. We both agree that U.S. foreign policy is in shambles, characterized by drift and incoherence. It is at best a-strategic at worst anti-strategic, lacking any concept…

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