Monthly Archives: July 2011

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The School of Law Loyola University Chicago, Illinois July 15, 2011   The Editor The Chicago Tribune Barbara Flynn Currie was correct in challenging (on July 14) any assertion that lawmakers have no business determining whether legislation is constitutional or … Continue reading

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Recapitulation: Contents of this Blog

SELECTED WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT GEORGE ANASTAPLO http://www.anastaplo.wordpress.com An Internet Collection Created and Maintained by Joel Rich The items collected here are listed according to the month and year of their posting (with the years of original composition and revisions … Continue reading

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TYRANNY AND THE FUTURE OF CHINA

George Anastaplo L’hypocrisie est un hommage que le vice rend á vertu. ─Duc de la Rochefoucald, Maximes, 219 I.             We should, in assessing conditions in and expectations for China, recall what can be known about the conditions for the establishment … Continue reading

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SIGMUND FREUD AND THE CLASSICS, ESPECIALLY SOPHOCLES’ OEDIPUS TYRANNOS

George Anastaplo I.             The sovereign question on this as on many other such occasions is, How does one read the text at hand? A “text” may include the materials gathered by the psychiatrist from a patient. It may include … Continue reading

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OPINIONS, TOO, HAVE CONSEQUENCES

George Anastaplo I.             A distinguished North Carolinian, Richard M. Weaver, published during my College years six decades ago a controversial book, Ideas Have Consequences. (Mr. Weaver, an old-fashioned conservative, was our annual Thanksgiving Day guest the last years of … Continue reading

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ON VIEWING SOPHOCLES’ OEDIPUS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

George Anastaplo Basic Program Alumni Seminar The University of Chicago May 9, 2011 I.             Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos can plausibly be regarded as one of the greatest—if not, indeed, the very greatest—of the plays long available in the Western World. … Continue reading

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LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE THRIVES DESPITE NO LICENSE

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 25, 2011, page 1   By Maria Kantzavelos—mkantzavelos@lbpc.com Law Bulletin staff writer   While most lawyers go through an entire career without getting the opportunity to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, George Anastaplo did … Continue reading

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