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Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise by Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin

By George D. Brown
November 16, 2009
In Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise, Professor Malcolm Feeley and Dean Edward Rubin continue their assault on American federalism and its defenders. Readers of Engage will be familiar with many of the themes, which were set forth in the authors’ widely cited earlier article in the UCLA Law Review: “Federalism: Some Notes on a National Neurosis.” Their book—a slim (153 pages of text and 47 pages of footnotes), but formidable volume—updates their arguments, takes them a step further, and makes an important contribution to the literature of federalism...