"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

9.19.2006

qotd

"The majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." - Anatole France

I'm trying to teach my students about the importance of the rule of law, how that's what makes the United States unique, how that's the basis of the stability and freedom we enjoy every day. Sometimes when I see the rich running our government and trying to get away with violating the rule of law, it feels like an exercise in hypotheticals. But sometimes, Hamdan wins, generals speak out against torture, and the press starts doing its job. As Steve Not the Lawyer said Sunday, "I have more faith in the republic than the regime."

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