Stephen B. Presser

About Stephen B. Presser

Stephen B. Presser is the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and the author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law” (West Academic Publishers, 2017). In the academic year 2018-2019, Professor Presser is a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

How to Preserve the True Nature of American Greatness

What is it that makes America great? What, really, resonated so much with his supporters when Donald Trump promised to make America great again? What was it that we had lost? Why did so many people perceive the eight years of the last administration as a period of decline? It helps, I think,

By | 2018-02-16T13:29:24-07:00 February 16th, 2018|

Making America America Again

If it wasn’t clear to some observers before, President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday should have made plain the meaning of his 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” It doesn’t have quite the same ring, but the efforts of his administration might just as well be understood as “Making

By | 2018-02-02T15:33:30-07:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Sex, Politics, and the Judiciary: We’ve Seen This Movie Before

A claim of sexual harassment of any kind is now the nuclear option in American politics. It was most famously (although unsuccessfully) deployed against Clarence Thomas, 27 years ago, near the end of his confirmation hearings, by a former subordinate, Anita Hill. To this day, Justice Thomas’s detractors believe Hill, but Thomas has

By | 2017-11-10T20:08:10-07:00 November 10th, 2017|

‘I Think Continually of Those Who Are Truly Great’

To Removers of Monuments Those impassive, silent guardians - will their gaze no longer shame you? Have they been forever banished? Are you sure? Can you finally stroll in comfort streets bereft of all reminders? Is their valor gone, as if it never were? Spiteful children! Did it gall you that someone so

By | 2017-08-17T13:34:20-07:00 August 15th, 2017|

Get our
daily email

Our top articles every day

© Copyright 2012 - 2019 | All Rights Reserved