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Our Character is Our Fate: The Constitutionalism of George Anastaplo

Our Character Is Our Fate: The Constitutionalism of George Anastaplo George Anastaplo, The Constitution of 1787: A Commentary (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989). Cited in the text as (I: – ). George Anastaplo, The Amendments to the Constitution: A Commentary … Continue reading

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Suggestions about Sophocles and the Family of Oedipus

Suggestions about Sophocles and the Family of Oedipus by George Anastaplo   [Adapted from George Anastaplo, The Constitutionalist: Notes On the First Amendment (Southern Methodist University Press, 1971; Lexington Books, 2005), pages 798-99, note 32.] One may find variations of the problem [discussed in the … Continue reading

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Review of Reflections on Constitutional Law by Philip A. Dynia

REFLECTIONS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, by George Anastaplo Reviewed by Philip A. Dynia, Department of Political Science, Loyola University New Orleans. George Anastaplo, Professor of law at Loyola Chicago School of Law and lecturer in liberal arts at the University of … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of Greece during a Christmas Season

This article was published in The Greek Star, Chicago Illinois, December 24, 2009: I have been asked, once again, to supply a Christmas piece for The Greek Star.  One such contribution provided, in the December 23, 2004 issue of this newspaper, my … Continue reading

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Harry Kalven on George Anastaplo’s Bar Admission Case

Professor Harry Kalven, Jr. had been one of George Anastaplo’s teachers at the University of Chicago Law School (1948-1951). The passage set fourth below is taken from Harry Kalven, Jr., A Worthy Tradition:  Freedom of Speech in America, edited by Jamie … Continue reading

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George Anastaplo, Human Being and Citizen – WBEZ interview – 9/1/95

Andrew Patner: We are going to talk this morning about George Anastaplo, a Chicagoan who is a frequent guest on this program. Professor Anastaplo was the subject of a panel discussion at the American Political Science Association convention now going … Continue reading

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Character and Republican Government: Some Polemical Suggestions

Remarks by George Anastaplo, made at a Conference on Niccolo Machiavelli, Basic Program Weekend, The University of Chicago, May 1, 2010: A concern for republican principles, I presume to suggest, can be associated with Niccolo Machiavelli.  What, we can usefully … Continue reading

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