June 17, 2012
CHANGE: Roberto Unger, Obama’s Former Harvard Law School Professor, Says The President ‘Must Be Defeated.’ “His policy is financial confidence and food stamps.”
The funny thing is, Unger’s a big lefty but most of his list of complaints could pretty much come from a Tea Partier.
UPDATE: When I think of Unger, I always think of Arthur Allen Leff’s Memorandum From The Devil, which was written in reply to Unger’s Knowledge and Politics. Leff’s response to Unger is possibly the best thing ever published in a law review. (Probably not coincidentally, it’s also short). My favorite line: “When nonironic divine address comes out of Langdell Hall these days, attention must be paid.”
If you like Memorandum, you might also want to read Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law.