The Gonzo Constitutionalism of the American Right

In its heyday, American conservatism was called a “three-legged stool.” One leg was economic and libertarian, appealing to business-minded voters with a platform of tax cuts, deregulation, and gutting the welfare state. The second leg was statist and anticommunist, rallying militarists eager to fight and win the cold war. The third leg was cultural and […]


Arendt and Roth: An Uncanny Convergence

In 2014, the mystery writer Lisa Scottoline wrote an instructive essay for The New York Times about ...

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The Tyranny of the Minority, from Iowa Caucus to Electoral College

Eighteen percent of the American population—on average, whiter and older than the rest of the popul...

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