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A Coming Civil War

June 6, 2022

American politics has a “Woke” District Attorney (DA) problem. Our law schools teach “procedures” of law and only on the periphery tackle the philosophy of law.

The insights and discoveries of the great philosophers of political theory are vital to political order, but you can’t make a buck learning what they taught.

As a consequence, many of our attorneys at law are ignorant of the teaching of the “Greats” and yet their law diplomas qualify them to seek election as “DAs.” For that reason the DA in Los Angeles, George Gascon and the DA in San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, and the DA in New York, Alvin Bragg, are representative of “a problem” identified by signatories to this statement titled “Liberty and Justice for All.

One statistic—the decrease in numbers of attorneys elected to Congress and the rise in the numbers of health professionals elected to Congress—suggests that the common sense of the American people is a still vital source to be reckoned with.

My fear, however,  is that if “Wokeism” dominates American culture, the idea expressed by Shakespeare in Henry VI,” Part II, act IV, Scene II, Line 73will be acted upon and lead to civil war. That is the subject of this essay, a podcast on civil unrest with the late Angelo Codevilla and Christopher Manion and my Rise and Fall of the American Empire in press at En Route Books.

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