Recommended Reading: Olson’s Schools for Misrule

I highly recommend my friend Walter Olson’s new book, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America. Wally is one of my favorite writers, and I modeled the style of my You Can’t Say That! on two of his previous books, The Litigation Explosion and The Excuse Factory. He’s not a lawyer, but he knows far more about what’s wrong with the American legal system than just about anyone I know.

I especially enjoyed chapters 11 and 12, which skewer the pretensions of international law scholars who seek to undermine American sovereignty and constitutional traditions in favor of global governance by international legal elites.

A WSJ review by John McGinnis can be found here, and George Leef reviews the book in the Weekly Standard here.

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