Timothy Noah

Timothy Noah is a weekly online columnist for the New Republic and a contributing editor of the Washington Monthly. He is the author of The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It.

The Blueprint for Corporate Power Turns 50

Before he was a Supreme Court Justice, Lewis Powell was a Richmond, Virginia lawyer fearful that “revolutionaries” were destroying capitalism. His 1971 memo is a reminder of a time when Ralph Nader scared Big Business witless.