I recently appeared on Professor Eric Segall’s “The Myth of the Supreme Being” podcast.We discussed several topics, including my book Freedom in Action: Voting on Foot, Immigration, and Political Freedomwhether George Mason University (where I teach) justifies renaming its law school after the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and the status of primitivism.
The Scalia name change issue is far less important to me than the other issues we’ve discussed. But it has broader implications for the assessment of Scalia and the question of which historical figures deserve respect in this way and why.
It was an honor to be featured on a podcast with previous guests including many prominent legal scholars and commentators, including co-blogger of Volokh Conspiracy Randy Barnett, Orinkle, Eugene Warlockand Keith Whittington,etc.As you can see from the podcast, Eric Segall and I have many differences, including in originalism And Scalia rebranded. But I applaud him for being open to civil debate and discussion and supporting a wide range of views, including those he strongly disagrees with.
I should have noticed that my memory failed me at one point in the podcast when I said that the EU has 600 million people.The correct number is actually About 447 million. I apologize for that mistake.