My Boss Is Right
And not just because she’s my boss! Katrina Vanden Heuvel makes a good point about the lawyers of Pakistan, who have really been courageous in the face of dictatorship, repression and subversion of the rule of law. The larger point, I think, is that social capital is the sine qua non of political resistance to bad regimes. As frustrating as the guildish mentality of the Bar Association can sometimes be, it’s that same institutional infrastructure that’s provided a platform for very necessary and brave organized resistance in this case.