Tyranny and the Politics of the Common-Good
A response to Adrian Vermeule
A new groundswell of support for post-liberal conservatism looks like bad news for originalism. Matthew J. Peterson surveys the field, then James Poulos, Josh Hammer, James Matthew Wilson, Hadley Arkes, John Ehrett, Garrett Snedeker, and Gunnar Gundersen respond.
Adrian Vermeule, a Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, recently provoked controversy by proposing that the American Right should develop a jurisprudence “based on the principles that government helps direct persons, associations, and society generally toward the common good, and that strong rule in the interest of attaining the common good is entirely…