Search Results: "Cass R. Sunstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Not entirely the partisan screed that you'd expect, not especially provocative, but enlightening and in some places fascinating."
Attempting to support his alarmist view of how life would degrade under the sway of extreme right-wing judges, Sunstein (The Second Bill of Rights, 2004, etc.) nevertheless presents a surprisingly balanced history of constitutional law. Read full book review >

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WHY NUDGE? by Cass R. Sunstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A provocative challenge to the fixed mindsets of left and right alike."
Harvard Law School professor Sunstein (Simpler: The Future of Government, 2013, etc.) takes up the question of the limits to government power in this intriguing revision of the Storrs Lectures on Jurisprudence he gave at Yale in 2012. Read full book review >

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SIMPLER by Cass R. Sunstein
Released: April 9, 2013

"Sunstein's firsthand knowledge and distinct humor give his account a real dynamism."
Obama's former "regulatory czar" examines the reforms that are beginning to transform the government and what they portend for the future. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS by Cass R. Sunstein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2016

"Certainly odd but also smart and interesting. For any student who wants to write a term paper on Star Wars, this book could serve as a rich resource."
An exploration of how Star Wars "illuminates childhood, the complicated relationship between good and evil, rebellions, political change, and constitutional law." Read full book review >

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CONSTITUTIONAL PERSONAE by Cass R. Sunstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"While accessible to general readers with some familiarity with leading cases and justices of the past century, this discussion will be of interest largely to law students, attorneys, and SCOTUS junkies."
A novel approach to analyzing the majority and dissenting opinions of the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND OTHER DANGEROUS IDEAS by Cass R. Sunstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 18, 2014

"Sunstein seemingly never runs out of ideas. Many of them are solid, some of them are debatable and a few are even provocative, but calling them 'dangerous' says more about the bankrupt state of our current civic dialogue than it does about the author and his ideas."
Supposedly controversial essays from an allegedly dangerous man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Sunstein's case suffers from repetitiousness, but it raises many good points worth arguing over as reformists seek to reshape American liberalism—and recapture its former power."
All Americans—all citizens of the world, for that matter—have a right to a decent income, a good education, adequate health care, and freedom from economic domination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Sure to hearten some and irritate others, this work is a valuable contribution to our ongoing debate on rights and justice."
Offering nuanced ideas, Holmes (Political Science/Princeton and New York Univ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2014

"Fascinating insight—though much must be read between the lines—into how the nation's data-mining apparatus works—and how it's supposed to work."
Does keeping America free from harm in the post-9/11 world require that Americans surrender their Fourth Amendment rights? The country's security apparatus behaves as if the answer is yes—the subject of this official report to President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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DEMONS OF CASS VALE by Jason J. Bilicic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2014

"Robust mythic adventure with an AARP-level hero."
Artemian Sills, an aging coastal-city merchantman and one-time war hero, finds himself in the fight of his life (again) when evil threatens both human and dwarf races. Read full book review >