• On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you

    Stephen L. Carter
  • In a crisis, time was always the enemy

    Stephen L. Carter
  • Coming from a business family, she shied away from abstractions

    Stephen L. Carter
  • Size and elaboration were often mistaken for importance

    Stephen L. Carter
  • This isn't about your reputation. Our job right now is to make sure that there to ARE future historians

    Stephen L. Carter
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