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What Orwell Got Wrong About the Rewriting of History

George Orwell was wrong. A statist government using threat of force is not necessary to rewrite the recent past. Society is perfectly willing to censor itself of its own volition where partisan politics is concerned. In the fictional world of 1984, the ruthless efficiency of an omniscient state working to blot out all references to…

The Clinton-Comey Email Scandal and Rule of Law in America

If there’s one thing the left and right can agree on in terms of what the evolving kerfuffle surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State means, it’s that America is no longer a nation governed by blind justice. In the narrative construction in which both political…

How James Comey reconfigured the American legal process

When in 1170 Henry II famously cried in frustration “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” and an overly enthusiastic minion interpreted this as an order to assassinate the cantankerous Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, the king successfully avoided being taken to task by the pope and his fellow Christian rulers by pleading…

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