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Want to protect individual freedom? Have a strong central government, says ‘Rule of the Clan’ author

Mar 11, 2013, 01:45 pm CDT


Listen now: Want to protect individual freedom? Have a strong central government, says ‘Rule of the Clan’ author

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Mark S. Weiner

Mark S. Weiner is the author of Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste (Knopf, 2004), which received the 2005 Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association for its contribution to the public understanding of law. His most recent book, The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom, was released this week by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. For the past ten years, he has taught constitutional law and legal history at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

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