The Quest for Neutral Ground

The Quest for Neutral Ground

The Age of Selfies: Reasoning About Rights When the Stakes Are Personal by Adam J. MacLeod. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. Paper, 141 pgs, $25. Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall Salma Hayek makes headlines each time she posts a selfie on Instagram. I know this because...

Literature as Counterculture

A conversation with Robert P. WaxlerRobert P. Waxler is professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and cofounder of the Changing Lives Through Literature program. AM: I’m grateful for this interview, Bob. As you know, I read and enjoyed your...

Love and the Law Professors

Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law by Stephen B. Presser. West Academic Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, 502 pages, $48. Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall As improbable as it sounds, someone has written “a love letter to the teaching of law.” At least...

Our Real Constitution—And What Happened to It

Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law By Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 293 pages, $45.Conservatism lost a giant when George W. Carey passed away in 2013. Thanks to Bruce Frohnen, his longtime friend, we’re...

Judges and Dons

Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.For a still-active judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit who “moonlights” as a law professor, Richard Posner is oddly and...

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