Allen Mendenhall

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The Emersonian ethic of self-reliance is evidence he was a libertarian

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The Power of Habeas Corpus in America

JUNE 07, 2013 by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Anthony Gregory's examination of habeas corpus traces its spotty record, explains how it can manage to produce power rather than restrict it, and puts Foucault to a novel use.

CURRENT ISSUE

September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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