Rights Gone Wrong

Selected as one of The New York Times Sunday Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2011

Ford persuasively argues that while the Civil Rights Movement brought about great good in the United States, civil rights laws are now being applied to produce unjust and even perverse ends . . . Sharp and engaging . . . Ford is consistently measured and thought-provoking.

— Michael O. Eshleman, Library Journal

Rights Gone Wrong by Richard Thompson Ford

Richard Thompson Ford, Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

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