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Joseph M. Bessette
Joseph M. Bessette is the Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College and Associate Director of the Henry Salvatori Center.
Articles by Joseph M. Bessette
Serious decarceration will not be achieved without reducing punishment for violent crime.
Violent crime in America ebbs and flows.
Jennifer E. Walsh reviews "The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)," by Franklin E. Zimring, and "The Collapse of American Criminal Justice," by William J. Stuntz
As a scientific theory, Darwinism must be made susceptible to scientific refutation.
John Yoo, presidential initiative, and war.
A review of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr; The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design, by William A. Dembski; By Design: Science and the Search for God, by Larry Witham;
By rights, Lott's new book ought to have a powerful effect on the gun control debate in the country.
The death penalty rests on a moral judgment about good and evil, responsibility and blame.
Along with his other dazzling accomplishments, three court cases teach us that John Marshall was one of the greatest men ever to spring from our soil.
The paradox is that as American politicians and professional pollsters have formed an ever tighter union, American government has become less and less responsive to public preferences.