Peter Augustine Lawler

Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor of Government at Berry College. He teaches courses in political philosophy and American politics.

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Not Disruptive Enough

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Francis Fukuyama; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 272 pages; $25   Francis Fukuyama thinks big and always on the cutting edge. But he’s no windbag intellectual. He actually knows things; he works hard to master the political, economic, and scientific information required to support his breathtaking theoretical claims. … Read more

Reflections on Justice Powell’s Strange Conservatism

In view of the evidence of continuing controversy in Congress, the academic community, and in the structure of public opinion, it is strikingly odd that Justice Powell insists so strongly in his recent opinion for the Court in Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health that the “basic principle that a woman has a fundamental … Read more

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