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Category Archives: Democratic Theory

Unriddling Lochner: Pound’s Legal Philosophy Explains a Ton of Anomaly

Jurisprudence (philosophy of law) sounds like quite an intimidating word; but, as Roscoe Pound ably demonstrates, knowing a bit about what law is and what law sets out to do … Continue reading

2013-01-26 · 5 Comments

Defending the People from the Professors, John P. McCormick

Defending the People from the Professors by John P. McCormick. For some years now, while presenting parts of a book on Machiavelli and democratic theory across North America, I’ve been … Continue reading

2013-01-17 · 2 Comments

If Crowds are Wise, Why isn’t Congress?

[Appeared Dec. 20, 2013 on Truthout. Look for comments there: http://bit.ly/1hsp2zr%5D We’ve all heard of the “wisdom of crowds” especially after James Surowiecki’s 2004 best-selling book by that name and … Continue reading

2012-12-25 · 6 Comments

Could a Future Election be a Lottery?

What if politics were not a horse race? Hearing the junkies rattle on, the pundits and talking heads babble, I am struck by the game discourse. Every district, every seat … Continue reading

2012-12-10 · 17 Comments