Sign in  |  Register

The New Criterion

The New Criterion is probably more consistently worth reading than any other magazine in English.
- The Times Literary Supplement

Features

September 2011

The ruler of law

by Andrew C. McCarthy

On “justice” in the age of Obama.

"Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen.” Barack Hussein Obama had been president of the United States for all of two months. He was lecturing the titans of American finance who were struggling to explain—to a man with no meaningful business experience—how high salaries are necessary if American companies are to compete for talent in a global market.

“The public isn’t buying that,” scoffed the president. He wasn’t talking about the public, though. “My administration,” he warned, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The pitchforks: that’s his public.

Obama’s formative background is the left-wing fever swamp of Chicago “community-organizing,” a gussied-up term for systematic rabble-rousing—one it’s now even acceptable to put on a resumé. The quest for raw power i ...

This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase

Subscribe to TNC (Print and Online editions)

Subscribe to TNC (Online only)

Purchase article credit and clip this article

If you already have an account login first

Andrew C. McCarthy is the author of the The Grand Jihad (Encounter).


more from this author

This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 30 September 2011, on page 46

Copyright © 2014 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.com

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-ruler-of-law-7141

E-mail to friend


The New Criterion

By the author

American Betrayal, an exchange: Andrew C. McCarthy

by Andrew C. McCarthy

From a series of letters regarding Andrew C. McCarthy's review of American Betrayal (The New Criterion, December 2013)

The plot to save America

by Andrew C. McCarthy

There's a little-known loophole in the Constitution that will allow states to get America back on course.

You might also enjoy

The second assassin

by Edward Jay Epstein

Was JFK killed because America planned to assassinate Castro?

Team players

by Denis Donoghue

On Shakespeare's collaborations with other writers

All in the family

by Bruce Bawer

On the life and work of Marianne Moore

Most popular

view more >

Subscribe to our newsletter!

* indicates required

Webcasts

Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
Roger Kimball introduces The Kennedy Phenomenon, a conference presented by The New Criterion on Tuesday, November 19.


The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"
Roger Kimball reads Peter Collier’s paper on oft-overlooked unsavory details of the Kennedys' lives. Much of the paper is drawn from Collier’s book, coauthored with David Horowitz, The Kennedys: An American Drama.


The Kennedy Phenomenon: "The Many Misjudgments of Richard Hofstadter"
Fred Siegel discusses his new book The Revolt against the Masses and the myriad oversights of the historian Richard Hofstadter.