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Allen Mendenhall

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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.

Allen Mendenhall's Articles

Razing the Bar

The burden of the bar exam falls disproportionately on low-income earners and ethnic minorities who lack the ability to pay for law school or to assume heavy debts to earn a law degree. 

- April 14, 2015

Sanctifying the Individual

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

- January 22, 2015

Illiberal Arts

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

- April 18, 2014

Transcendental Liberty

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.

- November 07, 2013

The “Great” Writ

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. 

- June 07, 2013

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