Coupon
Rights Gone Wrong : How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality
by Richard Thompson Ford


Overview - A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book
Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in the fight against overt discrimination. But can they combat the whole spectrum of social injustice---including conditions that aren't directly caused by bigotry?
  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $22.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 17 copies from $5.45
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Rights Gone Wrong by Richard Thompson Ford
 
 
 
Overview
A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book
Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in the fight against overt discrimination. But can they combat the whole spectrum of social injustice---including conditions that aren't directly caused by bigotry? In "Rights Gone Wrong," Richard Thompson Ford argues that extremists on both sides of the political divide have hijacked civil rights for personal advantage, diverting our attention from serious social injustices. Is equality really served by endless litigating and legislating against every grievance or slight? Brilliantly argued, shrewd, and lively, "Rights Gone Wrong" offers "a crisp analysis of the limits of our civil rights laws and a prescription for how to move beyond them" ("Kirkus Reviews").

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250013927
  • ISBN-10: 1250013925
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.74 x 5.67 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Law > Civil Rights
Books > Political Science > Civil Rights
Books > Political Science > Law Enforcement

 
BAM Customer Reviews