Preserving good government depends upon a people’s ability to demonstrate the character appropriate to the task—and ours is in question.
- The January Liberty Forum seeks to recover perhaps a forgotten connection between the Bill of Rights and the structural limitations on power in the Constitution. Patrick Garry leads off with an essay that answers the question: What should be the focus of the Bill of Rights? Responses to follow from Ed Erler, Michael Ramsey, and Ken Bowling.
- Our Books section this week features Alex Pollock’s review of Greenspan’s The Map and the Territory.
- The current Liberty Law Talk is with 2013 Bradley Prize recipient Yuval Levin on his new book, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left.
- Did the NSA hack your smartphone after you ordered it, but before you received it?
- At the AEI Economics blog James Pethokoukis reviews The Second Machine Age. Is this one of the most significant books of 2014?
- Michael Barone: Can the Chinese leadership keep pace with the expectations that capitalism creates?
- Bill Henderson digs deeper into the late Larry Ribstein’s 2009 paper, “The Death of Big Law,” forecasting a revolution in law firm size and organization.
- Grant Kaplan in First Things on Celibacy, freedom, and the Catholic Church in Germany during Bismarck’s Kulturkampf.