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American Savage by Dan Savage
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Detroit by Charlie LeDuff
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The Invisible Constitution by Laurence H. Tribe
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How Judges Think by Richard A. Posner
How Judges Think
by Richard A. Posner
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow
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The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
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Want Not by Jonathan  Miles
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Reflections on Judging by Richard A. Posner
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Taking the Stand by Alan M. Dershowitz
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“What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents—and her supporters celebrate—the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance . . . Ask yourself: how has "elitism" become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots to fly our planes, elite troops to undertake our most critical missions, elite athletes to represent us in competition and elite scientists to devote the most productive years of their lives to curing our diseases. And yet, when it comes time to vest people with even greater responsibilities, we consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence. When it comes to choosing the people whose thoughts and actions will decide the fates of millions, then we suddenly want someone just like us, someone fit to have a beer with, someone down-to-earth—in fact, almost anyone, provided that he or she doesn't seem too intelligent or well educated.

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“In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity — please observe, a plodding mediocrity — for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry.”
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