The American Bar Association Stifles Legal Education

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications is a nonprofit accrediting agency for journalism programs. Bradley Hamm, the dean at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, has called the council’s accreditation-review process “flawed,” “superficial,” “extremely time-consuming,” and “sort of a low bar.” So he’s gotten out. Northwestern University has effectively terminated its relationship with…

Manent, Vox Clamantis in Deserto

It has been a great pleasure for me to read Paul Seaton’s stimulating Liberty Forum essay dedicated to the political thought…

Return to Marbury

The travel ban case is headed to the Supreme Court by way of the once redoubtable Fourth and always activist…

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James R. Rogers
Texas A&M University

“A Glimpse of the Divinity”: What the Humanities Can Provide

Economist Douglass North in passing posits a theory of demand for government funding of education…

Could Sudan Become the Next Terror Haven?

Sudan risks becoming another Somalia. Perhaps surprisingly, this risk does not arise from the chaos…

On the “Present Embarrassments of America”

A common element in modern American politics is love for the outsider. The expectation, or…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

The New Left’s Dangerous Old Antitrust Ideas

The course of antitrust law in American history has proved a barometer of good governance.…

Liberalism’s Identity Problem

This week Tim Farron, the leader of the British Liberal Democrats, resigned  because he found…

Why Federalism Advances Fusionism

I am strong advocate of liberty in society.  Nevertheless, I don’t think of myself as…

Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Living Constitutionalism on the Supreme Court’s Website

Six years ago, I wrote a post about how the Supreme Court’s website adopted the…

Restricting Entry into the Hospital Market

I have started to blog about how the health care system, even before Obamacare, substantially…

Obstruction of Justice and the Unitary Executive

There has been much talk about President Trump’s statement to James Comey that he hoped…

Liberty Law Forum

Palais Bourbon (seat of the National Assembly) in Paris at dusk.

Pierre Manent’s Defense of the Nation-State

“Putting in common [koinonein] speeches [logoi] and deeds [pragmata].” —Aristotle “That great synthesizer of European life, the nation-state.”—Pierre Manent[1] “Breathes there the man with soul so dead / who never to himself has said, / This is my own, my native land!” —Sir Walter Scott Pierre Manent is well known today as a defender of the nation-state, especially…

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Responses

Within the Triangle of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion

One could hardly agree more with Paul Seaton when he writes, in the June Liberty Forum essay, that the elegant voice of Pierre Manent is one that we should listen to carefully these days, as our liberal democracies are on the defensive on both sides of the Atlantic, threatened by the rise of populism and…

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Walking in the Shadow of Globalism

In the wake of the rubble and death left strewn across Europe from the Atlantic to the Volga after two brutal wars in the space of 30 years, it was understandable that many Europeans wanted to severely tame the nation-state in 1945. What a stark domestication could portend, though, was hardly thought about. That supranational…

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Manent, Vox Clamantis in Deserto

It has been a great pleasure for me to read Paul Seaton’s stimulating Liberty Forum essay dedicated to the political thought of Pierre Manent. With chagrin, I can report to Law and Liberty’s readers that Manent is better known and more read by American scholars than by French ones. Let this response to Seaton be an…

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