The Revolution Harold Berman Made, Part II

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Law and Revolution

In the first post I introduced Berman’s overall project. Now I would like to explore Berman’s volumes in Law and Revolution which critique dominant views of the relation between law and society.  Berman saw law as a

Harold Berman’s Revolution in Western Legal Thought, Part I

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In a series of posts, I will discuss the great enterprise of the late professor Harold Berman.  That enterprise was nothing less than to relate fundamental developments in Christianity and other core beliefs to fundamental developments in law. In this

Peter Berger

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Richard Reinsch recommends this review of Peter Berger’s intellectual autobiography, which I also recommend.  Berger is an interesting thinker.  One bit from the review illustrates one of the major vices of intellectual endeavor — confirmation bias — which is clearly

Who is to say Nay to the People? Publius, Majority Rule, and Willmoore Kendall

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The Enduring Importance of Willmoore Kendall

Once upon a time in America, conservatives celebrated Congress as the last best hope to preserve the authentic traditions of republican government.  As recently as the 1960s, it was “conservative” to look to the