STARTINGPOINTS

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Gaming the Framing: A New Way to Teach the Constitutional Convention
March 12, 2018 John Patrick Coby

Why study the Constitution through the medium of role-play? Students playing roles will better appreciate the difficulties of framing a constitution and better understand what was at stake and what was possible for the delegates who gathered in Philadelphia—better than if they simply heard or read about the event.

Ryan Anderson and the Continuing Challenge to Religious Liberty
March 5, 2018 Scott Yenor

The rubber for the marriage movement will meet the road on the issue of religious liberty. By conceding to “social harm” and “social meaning” arguments, Anderson and Girgis make it more difficult to defend religious liberty against anti-discrimination laws.

Imagining a Federative Legislative Power
February 19, 2018 Mariah Zeisberg

To be rendered coherent in an age of US hegemony, the logic of our constitutional order calls for a legislative federative institution, through which the perspectives of domestic and foreign audiences can be considered in dialogue, and which can shape the way US power is projected abroad.

Common Core: Author Interview with Nicholas Tampio
February 12, 2018 The Political Theory Review

A Political Theory Review interview with Nicholas Tampio about his new book, Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy

Nietzsche’s Final Teaching: Author Interview with Michael Gillespie
January 29, 2018 The Political Theory Review

A Political Theory Review interview with Michael Gillespie about his new book, Nietzsche’s Final Teaching

Lessons from the Madness of Diogenes and John Brown
January 15, 2018 Mark Benton

Our politics has problems. There must be a way to bring the steadfastness of a Diogenes or a John Brown into public discourse uncompromised, but in a way that is also palatable to those who turn away from the words of someone so unusual.

Teachers of the People: Author Interview with Dana Villa
January 8, 2018 The Political Theory Review

A Political Theory Review interview with Dana Villa about his new book, Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Does History Make Sense? Author Interview with Terry Pinkard
December 18, 2017 The Political Theory Review

A Political Theory Review interview with Terry Pinkard about his new book, Does History Make Sense?: Hegel on the Historical Shapes of Justice

Gerrymandering and Gill in Constitutional Perspective
December 11, 2017 Jay Dow

Gerrymandering is as old as the republic itself. The siren call of court intervention is attractive but will eventually make the court just another political actor. A better solution to gerrymandering is smaller legislatures.

Are Intellectual Property Rights Moral?
December 4, 2017 Gunnar Gundersen

The case is hard for those challenging intellectual property. There is no coherent basis for a right to enjoy the creations of others without the compensation of or consent of their creator.