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Equality is easy to grasp in theory but often hard to achieve in reality. In this accessible and wide-ranging work, American University law professor Robert L. Tsai offers a stirring account of how legal ideas that aren’t necessarily about equality at all—ensuring fair play, behaving reasonably, avoiding cruelty, and protecting free speech—have often been used to overcome ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company
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Hard to rate, because I thought this was good in ways and a bit dull in others. Liked the examples and how they were used to express points and show Tsai's approach or aim in how practical egalitarianism has been/can/should be used. Thought it wandered a bit in aim and lost my attention at times.
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Tsai eloquently explains that overcoming injustices and achieving inequality is a long, arduous road full of pitfalls and promise. Accessible, provocative, and revealing.
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Tsai eloquently explains that overcoming injustices and achieving inequality is a long, arduous road full of pitfalls and promise. Accessible, provocative, and revealing.
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Robert L. Tsai is professor of law at American University. He is the author of three books: Practical Equality, America’s Forgotten Constitutions, and Eloquence and Reason. Practical Equality is a call to arms to do the hard work of equality, brimming with historical lessons for how to make social progress in tough times. America’s Forgotten Constitutions, which explores how citizens have written ...more