This book is a call to battle-against the enemy within. The rhetoric is martial. We are in the midst of "a long-running war for control of our legal culture, which, in turn, [is] part of a larger war for control of our general culture." It is also religious-the struggle is against "heresy" on behalf of an embattled "orthodoxy." The enemy? Subjectivists who turn their backs on history; relativists who seek to impose their moral prejudices on the American people by reading them into the Constitution. These heretics have entrenched themselves in America's law schools, where they seek to bedazzle and intimidate the judiciary by their fancy theories and false erudition-and thereby lead the next generation of lawyers astray.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ackerman, Bruce, "Robert Bork's Grand Inquisition" (1990). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 139.