Selected as one of The New York Times Sunday Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2011
Ford enlivens his discussion with numerous, colorful examples of rights gone wrong . . . A crisp analysis of the limits of our civil rights laws and a prescription for how to move beyond them
Richard Thompson Ford, Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Read excerpts from Rights Gone Wrong available online at Slate:
- How the Civil Rights Movement Led to a Ban on Ladies’ Night
- Why It’s Not Always Best to Treat Education as a Civil Right
- Why Civil Rights Lawsuits are Becoming Irrelevant in the Fight for Social Justice
Read the review of Rights Gone Wrong at Kirkus Reviews.