The Devil’s Dictionary On Politics

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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3 Responses

  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    Were that definition still apposite, the Reagan Administration would have been one of the great defenders of the welfare state. And the Obama Administration would be seen as conservative in most respects, possibly aside from health care. Some dictionaries don’t age so well.

  2. Shag from Brookline says:

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  3. A.J. Sutter says:

    Shag, that is a rather arcane joke that may go over the heads of people not yet of a certain age (or perhaps the benêt, as the French might say). The original hero is more up Gerard’s alley.