“You didn’t build that!” say many neo-communitarian politicians. It doesn’t follow from this claim, however, that the state and the political system is the best way to instantiate communitarian ideals. Actually, politics is the opposite of community. It turns us into tribes and warriors who must fight for basic freedoms, exemptions, give aways, and dispensations from the chief. In short, politics is primitive. Join SFL for a webinar over “The Primitivism of Politics” next Tuesday, February 5!
February 5th- “The Primitivism of Politics” with Trevor Burrus (8:00PM-9:00PM Eastern Time/2:00AM-3:00AM Central European Time)
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- Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and USA Today. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.