Another double-offering in “On the Square” today. First, in her Tuesday column, Elizabeth Scalia reflects on the meeting next week of The Twentieth Century’s Last Great Figures . Benedict XVI and Elizabeth II “know all too well what happens when governments and ideologies loom too large, and distortion carries the day.”

In the second offering, Pastor Jones and the Law as It Used to Be , philosopher and legal scholar Hadley Arkes exposes the contemporary misunderstanding of the law that the earnest comments of left and right over the pastor’s desire to burn the Koran exposed.