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Book review – “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times”

In Juris Prudence, Matthew Spalding, provides a second write-up of Paul’s book at NRO.  Must be some book.  Good timing, with the news of Trump’s 2nd Justice expected tomorrow. Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, by Joel Richard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suicide of the West

Here is Michael Brendan Dougherty’s review of Jonah Goldberg’s latest book, Suicide of the West – How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. For an excerpt of the book, check this out.  Now onto … Continue reading

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Book review: Without Precedent

Interesting book review over at NRO.  Surprising to me how even much more political that seminal SCOTUS decision was.  Here are three excerpts: A new biography explores the long-running rivalry between the Federalist chief justice John Marshall and his Democratic–Republican … Continue reading

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Book review: The Captured Economy

Fascinating book review at NRO, about The Underlying Cognitive Dissonance of the Left and the Right: Niskanen Center scholars Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles recently published a new book, The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase … Continue reading

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Free in spite of our Constitution, not because of it

In case you missed it 2 months ago, this is an interesting book review that seems especially apropos now: (I)n this brave new world of executive government, parliamentary systems “better protect political freedom”: “An American is apt to think that … Continue reading

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Book review: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Nature may get great PR but “does not want us to have a life expectancy of seventy-five or an infant mortality below 1 percent.”  To survive and prosper humanity needs technology and the energy that powers it, and every form … Continue reading

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Book review: Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Scott Johnson reviews this new (and timely) book from a professor at Columbia Law School and concludes:  Obama’s exercise of prerogative power is not progressive, it’s a throwback to the British Monarchy. The author, a distinguished scholar specializing in legal … Continue reading

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