David Frum defends Travel Ban II: Judge Derrick Watson’s betrayal of Judicial Restraint? A comment by Publius


Mr. Frum is so myopic as to have missed this sentence in his own essay!

‘Presidential power is never absolute, of course. It’s always subject to the Constitution.’


Mr. Frum demonstrates with ease the utter bankruptcy of the Republican Party, and its surrender to xenophobia, racism and unapologetic white male power. The Republicans are captives of their nostalgia for the America of 1859, avant le deluge!


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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