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Guns, Tobacco, Big Macs-and the Courts

- Abstract

With the success of mega-tort lawsuits comes the demise of political controversy, democracy’s lifeblood.

About the Author

Peter W. Huber is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute. His contributions to COMMENTARY include “Telecom Undone—A Cautionary Tale” (January 2003), “Guns, Tobacco, Big Macs—and the Courts” (June 1999), and, with Mark P. Mills, “Getting Over Oil” (September 2005).