Wall Street Journal: Some Reasons We Honor Lincoln on Presidents Day

In a letter to the editor on the Wall Street Journal’s website, Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions, argued that President Abraham Lincoln had more than enough qualifications for office, contrary to what the writer of an earlier Journal piece had asserted. “In the measuring of statecraft, the capacity of a leader to articulate the moral and political ends of the regime he would preserve, would indeed be counted as experience most relevant,” Arkes wrote.

A Return to Reason

September 30, 2010

At a time when judges and Supreme Court justices in the United States are fending off criticism from all sides for legislating from the bench or failing to maintain full judicial independence, one Amherst College professor is calling for a return to reason.

Wall Street Journal: When Justice Comes Naturally

The latest book by Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions, was featured in this favorable review. “Judges could benefit from Mr. Arkes’s subtle and meticulous arguments if only by incorporating a few of his ideas into their own broad views—not least the principle of prudence that he defends throughout Constitutional Illusions & Anchoring Truths,” wrote reviewer John O. McGinnis.

Weekly Standard: A Crisis Republicans Should Not Waste

Political science professor Hadley Arkes weighed in on the affect that the passage of health care has had on both the Democratic and Republican parties in a column in The Weekly Standard.

Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst College September 25 and 26

September 24, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — On Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, the Committee for the American Founding hosted a colloquium at Amherst College featuring renowned figures Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Glen Lewy, national chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and a member of Amherst’s Class of 1971.

Washington Post: He Remains the Man Many Love to Loathe

Hadley Arkes, member of the college’s political science faculty, discussed his thoughts on what he considers two “unforgiveable acts” Sen. Ted Kennedy committed during his lifetime in this Post article.

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