We asked our composers a series of questions based around their musical likes and dislikes, influences, challenges, and various other things on the theme of music and their careers. Each month we will bring you answers from an OUP composer, giving you an insight into their music and personalities.
By Adrian Vermeule
A trope of tyrannophobic political discourse compares the American presidency with the government of the Caesars. T.B. Macaulay addressed a comparison between the Caesars and the Tudor monarchs (Henry VII, his son, and his grandchildren) in terms both withering and illuminating:
It has been said … that the Tudors were as absolute as the Caesars. Never was a parallel so unfortunate. The Caesars ruled despotically, by means of a great standing army, under the decent
Vermeule looks the wisdom of crowds.
Vermeule looks at F. A. Hayek.
Adrian Vermeule looks at the effects of transparency in Congress.
Adrian Vermeule, author of Mechanisms of Democracy and co-author with Eric Posner of Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts, is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Vermeule looks at the decision of the Bush administration to submit to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
A closer look at The Military Commissions Act of 2006.
Eric Posner weighs in on H. R. 1.