Sunday, November 29th, 2015

More on Jaffa’s Passing

January 15, 2015 by  

I cannot but highly recommend Timothy Sandefur’s poetic defense and eulogy of my Professor, Harry V. Jaffa.  Nicely done.  Excellent quote: He was often criticized for the harshness of his writing; his opponents usually said this from the mat, while the referee counted down the remaining seconds. I recall one particularly severe, and entertaining, National Review exchange with Bork that ended with bitter accusations.... 

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Is Democracy Dangerous?

December 14, 2010 by  

In a review of The Servile Mind:  How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life by Kenneth Minogue (amazon) Mark Blitz restates the classic paleo position on culture via Minogue: Minogue is a distinguished professor emeritus of political science at the London School of Economics. In his case, one may actually say distinguished without choking on ironic bile, not least because he laments a world in which the deference has disappeared... 

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Liberty, Law, & James Wilson

September 17, 2010 by  

We commend to your reading this essay:  James R. Zink, “The Language of Liberty and Law:  James Wilson on America’s Written Constitution,” American Political Science Review 103, no., 3 (August 2009) :  442-455 See here for the blog post on this essay.  Read More →

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Happy Fourth of July

September 16, 2010 by  

Happy 4th of July! On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee brought a resolution to the floor: Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. There was much debate. More time was needed for the delegates... 

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The Center Welcomes Michael Zuckert

March 17, 2009 by  

Michael P. Zuckert, Ph.D Speaking Monday, March 15th: “Slavery & the Constitutional Convention of 1787” Zuckert (B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1974) is a Notre Dame professor, and has written on the Constitution, the American Founding, and John Locke. He is the Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor, works in political philosophy, American constitutional law and theory, and American political thought.... 

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