Sisyphus and the Clockmaker: Two Views of the Rule of Law in Keally McBride's 'Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law'

14 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2018  

Linda Ross Meyer

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Date Written: March 28, 2018

Abstract

This essay is an engagement with Keally McBride's excellent book, "Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law," and argues that the rule of law is not a law of rules, but a culture of self-restraint and humility.

Keywords: rule of law, Nietzsche, humility, colonialism

JEL Classification: K10, K40

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Linda Ross, Sisyphus and the Clockmaker: Two Views of the Rule of Law in Keally McBride's 'Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law' (March 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3151957 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3151957

Linda R. Meyer (Contact Author)

Quinnipiac University School of Law ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
United States
203-287-3281 (Phone)
203-287-3209 (Fax)

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