Allen Mendenhall

allenporte@yahoo.com

Allen Mendenhall is a staff attorney to Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama, a doctoral candidate in English at Auburn University, an adjunct professor at Faulkner University, and author of Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism.

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Book Review

Sanctifying the Individual

Does the West owe its individualism to Christianity?

JANUARY 22, 2015 by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Larry Siedentop's Inventing the Individual outlines the origins of Western liberalism.

Feature

Illiberal Arts

Cataloguing systematic suppression of speech on campus

APRIL 18, 2014 by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Compliant and controlled speech seems to be the main interest of universities today.

Feature

Transcendental Liberty

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

NOVEMBER 07, 2013 by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance" touts a bracing form of individualism that encourages people to have confidence in their perceptions and to take responsibility for their actions--including presenting their ideas in the marketplace, in the face of opposition.

Book Review

The “Great” Writ

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.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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