Identity Politics and American Character: A Symposium

The essays in this symposium are based on longer papers that were prepared for the third…

America’s Dysfunctional Discourse on Race

The US and UK are often described as “two nations divided by a common language,” a…

Good-bye, Morrison v. Olson

United States v. Arthrex, this summer’s much-anticipated Supreme Court decision which concluded that the Patent and…

Terrorism Remains a Real Problem

Will Hay argues that the United States overreacted to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and that…

Who Can We Trust Today?

In The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth, Jonathan Rauch contends that we are facing…

Defending The Next American Century

The story is familiar: two great powers lurching toward blows more and more with each passing…

Metaphysics and the American Founding: A Reply to Michael Hanby

I thank Michael Hanby for his response to my critique of his New Polity essay, and…

Odysseus’ New Birth of Freedom

“Rage, goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles / and its devastation . . .”…

The Pitfalls of Justice Breyer’s Rambling Consequentialism

Justice Stephen Breyer’s questions at Supreme Court oral arguments are notoriously long, diffuse, and rambling. They…

America’s Federal Settlement

Max Edling’s recent book, Perfecting the Union, is a succinct, valuable account of the framing of…