The Critical Lawyers' Handbook Volume 1
2: Critical Legal Education
On the liberal view it seems to me almost the entire legal system of a country outside a small central core of criminal and civil law becomes indefensible.
(Roger Scruton, The Meaning of Conservatism, 1984 p. 71)
The [market] is in fact a very Eden of the innate rights of man. It is the exclusive realm of Freedom, Equality, Property and Bentham. When we leave this noisy sphere where everything takes place on the surface and enter the hidden abode of production on whose threshold there hangs the notice 'No Admittance Except on Business' a certain change takes place in the physiognomy of our dramatis personae. He who was previously the money owner now strides out in front as a capitalist; the possessor of labour-power follows as his worker. The One smirks self-importantly and is intent on business. The Other is timid and holds back, like someone who has brought his own hide to market and has nothing to expect but - a tanning.
(Karl Marx, Capital, Volume I, 1976, p. 280)
The ambition of the Critical scholars is revolution, not reform. For them, intellectual critique is merely a prelude to, and platform for, political action.
C. Hutchinson and Patrick J. Monahan, 'Law, politics, and the Critical