Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection, Michael Widener and Mark S. Weiner (Clark, New Jersey: Talbott Publishing, 2017). 220 pages, full color. Recipient of the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. Contributors: Michael Widener (“Collecting Yale Law Library’s Picture Books), Mark S. Weiner (“Reflections on an Exhibition”), Jolande Goldberg (“Ars Memoria in Early Law Books: Looking Beneath the Picture”), and Erin C. Blake (“Law’s Picture Books and the History of Book Illustration”).
The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013; Picador paperback, 2014), 258 pages. Recipient of Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 2015. Swedish translation, Klanvälde: Från stamsamhälle till rättsstat, Dualis Förlags (2015).
Americans Without Law: The Racial Boundaries of Citizenship (New York: New York University Press, 2006; paperback, 2009), 224 pages. Recipient of President’s Book Award, Social Science History Association, 2000.
Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004; Vintage Paperback, 2006), 421 pages. Recipient of Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association, 2005. Finalist, Connecticut Book Award, 2005.
Recent articles and web publications
“Climate Change Denial as the Historical Consciousness of Trumpism: Lessons from Carl Schmitt,” Open Society series, Niskanen Center, 10 November 2017.
“A Virtual Tour of ‘Law’s Picture Books,’” ten posts on Concurring Opinions, beginning 16 October 2017, with Michael Widener.
“Filming Law’s Picture Books,” Fine Books and Collections, 30 October 2017.
“Trumpism and the Philosophy of History,” Project Syndicate (12 August 2017).
“Individual Liberty and the Foreign Affairs Power,” 1,500-word essay, Niskanen Center, February 2017.
“Narrative and Counterterrorism in the Digital Age,” 3,300-word review essay, The Bridge, February 2017.
“Die Amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung und die Kulturgeschichte des Rechts [The American Civil Rights Movement and the Cultural History of Law],” in Michael Anderheiden and Stephen Kirste, eds., Interdisziplinarität in den Rechtswissenschaften – Innen- und Außenperspektiven (Interdisciplinarity in Legal Studies: Inside and Outside Perspectives) (Berlin: Duncker & Humbolt, 2016).
“Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations,” review of exhibition at National Museum of the American Indian, Journal of American History(2016).
Invited guest blogger, Environment, Law, and History: “A River Runs Through It,” March 2016; “A Video Project about Austrian Law and Landscape,” January 2016.
“Denn Wir Wissen Nicht, Wer Wir Sind: Liberale Identität in Europa [We Don’t Know Who We Are: Liberal Identity in Europe],” with Ulrich Haltern, EUtopia Magazine, original in German, trans. Keith Tribe, published also in English, June 2015.
“The Legal Foundations of Individualism,” TELOSscope, April 2014.
“Love’s Empire,” review of Paul W. Kahn, Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty and Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation, Telos (Spring 2014), 181-87.
“The State, the Clan, and Individual Liberty,” month-long symposium about The Rule of the Clan in Cato Unbound (online magazine of the Cato Institute), March 2014. Dedicated respondents: Arnold Kling, Daniel McCarthy (The American Conservative), John Fabian Witt (Yale Law School).
“The Rule of the Clan,” week-long symposium, Concurring Opinions, July 2013. Participants: Prof. Deven Desai (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Prof. Mark Fenster (University of Florida School of Law), Prof. Lucas Grosman (University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Dr. Jan-Christoph Marschelke (University of Würzburg, Germany), Prof. Tim Murphy (University of Northern Malaysia), Dr. Doyle Quiggle, Prof. Jeanne Schroeder (Cardozo School of Law), Prof. Sudha Setty (Western New England College of Law), Prof. Stephen Utz (University of Connecticut School of Law).
“Bright Ideas: Mark Weiner on his new book The Rule of the Clan,” interview on Concurring Opinions with Deven Desai (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), March 2013.
“Imagining the Rule of Law in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Story of the Clan,” Erasmus Law Review (The Netherlands) 6 (3-4) (2013) (special issue on legal pluralism, eds. Sanne Taekema and Wibo van Rossum), 158-166.
“The Call of the Clan: Why Ancient Kinship Matters in a World of Global Geopolitics,” Foreign Policy, 15 May 2013.
“Individualism’s Paradox,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 29, 2013.
“Verbraucherkulture und die Amerikanische Bürgerrechstbewegung: Rasse, Rechstwissenschaft und die bürgerliche Bedeutung der Nahrung” (Consumer Culture and the American Civil Rights Movement: Race, Jurisprudence, and the Civic Meaning of Food) (Johanna Timm, trans.), in Verfassungsvoraussetzungen: Gedaechtnisschrift für Winfried Brugger (Prerequisites of Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory: Commemorative Studies for Winfried Brugger), Heidelberger Rechtswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen 9, eds. Michael Anderheiden, Rainer Keil, and Stephan Kirste, and Jan Phillip Schaefer (Tübingen, Germany: Mohr-Siebeck, 2013), 63-85.
Recent radio and televised appearances
Interview about Fulbright video project “Wood, Water, Stone, Sky, Milk” on “Salzburg Aktuell,” radio ORF, Austria, August 2015 (in German).
“The Individual, the State, and the Clan,” televised luncheon seminar, Axess Magasin, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2015, moderated by P.J. Anders Linder.
“The Rule of the Clan,” Your Weekly Constitutional, produced in partnership with James Madison’s Montpelier, with Stewart Harris, February, 2015.
“The Rule of the Clan in Foreign Policy,” Saturday Extra, with Geraldine Doogue, ABC Radio National (Australia), August 2014.
“Trading Fours with Mark Weiner,” Trading Fours with Drs. Modeste and Wes, BlogtalkRadio, March 2014.
“Individualism vs. Society,” Central Standard, with Susan Wilson, KCUR (Kansas City, Kansas), April 2013.
Kathleen Dunn Show, WPR (Madison, Wisconsin), April 2013.
“Think,” with Krys Boyd, KERA (Dallas, Texas), “Freedom’s Roots,” March 2013.
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC (New York, New York), “Clans and Individuals,” March 2013.d
American Bar Association, ABA Journal podcast, “Want to Protect Individual Freedom? Have a Strong Central Government, Says ‘Rule of the Clan’ Author,” March 2013.