corey robin · @CoreyRobin

28th Jun 2012 from Twitlonger

Liberalism Agonistes: Jonathan Chait writes, "Roberts peered into the abyss of a world in which he and his colleagues are little more than Senators with lifetime appointments, and he recoiled. The long-term war over the shape of the state goes on, but the crisis of legitimacy has been averted. I have rarely felt so relieved." When the rubber hits the road, the American liberal reveals his preferred destination: the legitimacy of the state, at all costs. Even if, as Chait acknowledges, Roberts may have deftly set us up, over the long term, for a much deeper mode of right-wing economic jurisprudence.

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