April 2014 Vol. 112 No. 6 THE REVIEW
ARTICLES

Foreword: What Books on Law Should Be

Richard A. Posner

I have thought it might be useful to our profession, and appropriate to a foreword to a collection of reviews of newly published books on law, to set forth some ideas on how books can best serve members of the different branches of the legal profession—specifically judges, practicing lawyers, law students, and academic lawyers—plus persons outside the legal profession who are interested in law. I am not interested in which already published books should be retained and which discarded, but in what type of book about law should be written from this day forward. I will mention a few existing books but only as examples of the sort of law-related book for which there is a current need. 

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A Pragmatic Republic, If You Can Keep It

William R. Sherman
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Classic Revisited – Frost for Lawyers: "The Best Thing That We're Put Here For's to See"

Sherman J. Clark
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Racial Templates

Richard Delgado & Juan F. Perea
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Book Notice - Some Kind of Judge: Henry Friendly and the Law of Federal Courts

Aaron P. Brecher
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Institutional Autonomy and Constitutional Structure

Randy J. Kozel
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Law Matters, Even to the Executive

Julian Davis Mortenson
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Taking States (and Metaphysics) Seriously

Sanford Levinson
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Diverging Destinies Redux

Amy L. Wax
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Is Religious Freedom Irrational?

Michael Stokes Paulsen
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Regulation Through Boilerplate: An Apologia

Omri Ben-Shahar
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Rationality's Reach

Adam B. Badawi
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The Banality of Wrongful Executions

Brandon L. Garrett
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Letting Go of Old Ideas

William D. Henderson
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Paternalistic Interventions in Civil Rights and Poverty Law: A Case Study of Environmental Justice

Anthony V. Alfieri
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Missing McVeigh

Michael E. Tigar
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