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Don't Defend Democracy With Half-Truths About the Past

Brook Thomas History News Network
Myths about the founders and President Grant cannot restore legitimacy to a democracy in the wake of a second presidential impeachment and acquittal and facing competing demands to unify the country, rebuild the economy and address racial injustice.

America Through Nazi Eyes

Omer Aziz Dissent
The most radical Nazis were the most aggressive champions of U.S. law. Where they found the U.S. example lacking, it was because they thought it was too harsh.

Rap Brown Law Today

Michael E. Tigar Monthly Review
The Rap Brown Law is based on the idea that one person, crossing a state line with the intent to participate in mischief, ought to be prosecuted based on his or her writings or speech, duly intercepted, or by the compelled testimony of his comrades.

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Law Versus Power

Fiorella Lecoutteux Peace News
The author of this book, Wolfgang Kaleck, is founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin. He is also Edward Snowden's lawyer.

The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century

Adam Serwer The Atlantic
The justices again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color. Those who wish to see justice in their lifetime will have go to the polls and seize it.

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John Rawls, Socialist?

Ed Quish Jacobin
The author of this book, writes reviewer Quish, "makes a powerful case for a 'socialist constitutionalism' that deserves a place in contemporary debates on the Left."
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