In Defense of the ‘Deplorables’

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Gleichschaltung, American Style

Gleichschaltung–American Style by George W. Liebmann Gleiichschaltung was the process by which the new Nazi regime in Germany subordinated to itself every independent organism in the German state–the Prussian police (1932, under the Papen government), the political parties, federal states, labor unions, universities and Protestant churches (1933), the Army (1934). The underlying purpose was set […]

1920 Revisited?

1920 Revisited? by George W. Liebmann Many Americans are bemused by the success of a candidate who has mastered the fascist speaking techniques described by the sociologist David Riesman in 1942: “The violence and daring of the verbal onslaughts exercise a great appeal over the imagination of lower middle-class folk who live insipid and anxious […]

The Court and the Candidates

The Court and the Candidates by George W. Liebmann How did we wind up with two presidential candidates who evoke widespread if not universal contempt? A surprising number of the root causes can be laid at the door of the Supreme Court.. The crux of its influence on American culture is found in the so-called […]

Reassembling Land

Regulation Magazone, Spring 2016   http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/2016/4/regulation-v39n1-8-updated.pdf

A Statue that Must Remain

A Statue that Must Remain by George W. Liebmann   Baltimore Sun, February 20, 2016     In its editorial supporting the removal of the memorial to Chief Justice Taney in Mount Vernon Place, the Sun referred to the Dred Scott decision as Justice Taney’s “best known achievement in life” as though the monument was […]

Beyond Citizens United

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Fifty Years of Reapportionment

  by George W. Liebmann In late 1964, I was a young associate in a Baltimore law firm, which I had joined while waiting to serve six months in the Army Reserve. I was allowed to cut my teeth on insurance subrogation cases, and when I returned from my adventures at Ft. Jackson and Ft. […]

The State of the Parties

The state of the parties By George W. Liebmann Baltimore Sun Online AUGUST 21, 2015, 10:17 AM Twenty–five years ago, an eminent legal scholar, the late Philip Kurland, suggested that the tone of American politics was  reminiscent of that in inter-war continental Europe. Democrats devote themselves to appeals on lines of race, gender, and nationality. […]

Political Pitfalls and Dreadful Demographics: Israel and Palestine

Political Pitfalls and Dreadful Demographics Achieving a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will require, among other things, two moves that should have been made long ago. July 15, 2003 by George W. Liebmann Two important causes of the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians do not receive sufficient attention. The first is […]