“The Power to Destroy: How the Antitax Movement Hijacked America”

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host the Sugarman Tax Lecture Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom (A59). The event will feature a lecture by Michael J. Graetz, professor at Columbia Law School and author of The Power to Destroy: How the Antitax Movement Hijacked America.

In his book, Graetz traces the history of the modern antitax movement from the late 1970s to the present day, from its fledgling days as a fringe theory with racist roots to its breathtaking success in transforming the U.S. government into a massively underfunded and hence fundamentally unsustainable enterprise. 

Along the way, Graetz introduces readers to a cast of characters whose zealous dedication to the antitax heterodoxy made this revolution possible. He exposes the conservative machinery that funded and coordinated their efforts and the liberals who did little to stand in, and in some cases helped pave, their way. 

This lecture will be held in person only. Continuing legal education credit will be available.

Learn more and register to attend.