The riot at the Capitol, on January 6, 2020, caught me, like many, by surprise. At first, the day’s protests seemed like a Felliniesque finale to Trump’s surreal presidency and farcical “Stop the Steal” push. Continue reading American Barbarism
Public trust in the U.S. government has declined steadily over the last sixty years, from 73% in 1958 to 17% in 2018 (Pew 12/9/20). Continue reading The Constitution, the Common Good, and the Ambition of Adrian Vermeule, by Sotirios Barber, Stephen Macedo, and James Fleming
Wednesday January 6 represented a new low in the annals of American democracy. Continue reading Our Augustinian Moment?, by Steven B. Smith
Since the founding of the republic, our nation has invested unmatched resources in the construction of universities. Continue reading Elite Universities Have Promoted Destructive Republican Leaders, by Jeremi Suri
Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment promises to resolve a dilemma confronting Americans wishing to prevent Donald Trump from doing any more constitutional damage, but hoping prevention will be done in ways that are deliberate and constitutional. Continue reading Section Three to the Rescue, by Mark Graber
In this article, Laura Field analyzes what is next for for the Republican Party in the post-Trump era. As Field reasons, “just because we dodged a bullet doesn’t mean the gun was never loaded or that now it has been cast aside.” Continue reading What Now of the Authoritarian Threat?