January 11, 2006

Harvey Mansfield's Dishonesty

If you read only one blog post today, you might very well want to make it this critique of a reprehensible and stunningly dishonest column by Harvey Mansfield (one of the Ivy League's preeminent right-wingers - yes Bush America, the Ivies employ several noted right-wingers) in which he defends (lauds?) the veritably imperial (authoritarian?) powers that the president has claimed to possess. It's not so much that Mansfield is wrong or dishonest, though of course he is. What's remakrable about this column, as David Luban notes, is the breath-taking scale of its dishonesty. Luban describes it thusly - "nearly every sentence in it is false".

Posted by armand at January 11, 2006 12:27 PM | TrackBack | Posted to The Ever Shrinking Constitution

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