Category Archives: Stephen Williams – The Reformer

Ideology and Expertise: Reflecting on Stephen F. Williams’s Maklakov

by Peter Conti-Brown — Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Although our active blogging on the CFPB debacle now makes last week seem like ancient history, we had a historic occasion to host Judge Stephen F. Williams as a guest blogger. (Here is my introduction; here is Sam Halabi’s review of Judge Williams’s book; and his posts are here, here, and here.) I hope our […]

The Hidden Structural Antagonist in Stephen Williams’s The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution

by Sam Halabi — Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Many thanks to Peter and, of course, Judge Williams for a book rich with lessons for historians, scholars of the administrative state, and, for me, at least, international relations. In a world where autocracy remains common if more threatened, Judge Williams sets out to explore the prerequisites for autocracies to transition (peacefully, it would appear) […]