‘In the EU and the USA, Those In Power Tend to Invoke the Rule of Law as a Weapon’ — An Interview with Prof. Jesse Merriam

‘One of the most dangerous trends we are seeing in the West is the increasing deployment of the rule of law for instrumental political ends.  We are seeing this in the European Union, just as we are seeing it used in the United States, with those in power invoking the rule of law as a weapon against political dissidents and adversaries.  This should alarm all of us, no matter where we are personally situated on the political spectrum. ‘