John Quincy Adams’ oral argument in the Amistad case is notable for its explicit appeal to the authority of the Declaration of Independence and to the practical political relevance of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” John Quincy Adams – son of the Revolution, former president, and sitting Massachusetts congressman – appeared at […]
Archives for August 2017
The presidential pardoning power is valuable, but it must be circumscribed to a much greater extent than it currently is if it is to continue to have a positive effect on the governmental system of the United States. One of the most unique aspects of the US Constitution is the presidential power to pardon those […]
A Political Theory Review interview with Mark Alznauer, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University, about his recent book, Hegel’s Theory of Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
Trump has been successful with his base because he has given voice to those who feel like victims for being patriots. Although President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have dipped among the general public, it astonishes many seasoned political commentators that he remains overwhelmingly popular among the voters who put him in office. His base seems […]