Watch this Webinar with Benjamin Kleinerman and Tom Merrill about Lincoln’s Lyceum Address especially as it relates to the events of January 6th. Continue reading Sustaining Political Community in the Face of Violence
The recent insurrectionary riot at the Capitol has elicited dire warnings that our democracy is in peril. Continue reading Exorcising the Mobocratic Spirit, by Matthew S. Brogdon
After years of Rush Limbaugh and his media offspring deriding their opponents as whiners, sore losers and grievance-mongers, could proponents of secession—Limbaugh, paragon of courage, is only predicting it, not advocating it—do the rest of us the courtesy of at least stating their grievance and explaining its magnitude? Secession is largely a sideshow, or was, until the state chair of a major political party—Allen West, who heads the Republican Party in Texas—was for it before he was against it. The proximate cause of West’s suggestion that “law-abiding states” should consider “form[ing] a Union of states that will abide by the … Continue reading It’s About the Power, Stupid
All republics need built-in safeguards against would-be tyrants.
President Trump has eroded some of those safeguards in th Continue reading Make Public Office Unappealing Again