America is run by dead people—leaders from past generations who enacted programmes that churn ahead regardless of waste, irrelevance or new priorities.
"An accessible, passionate indictment of the ignorance, opportunism and social indifference that enriched lawyers and a few plaintiffs, though the available scientific evidence was against them." —New York Times Book Review, Notable Books of 1996
What can forgiveness achieve in this age of resentment?
"Martha Minow is a voice of moral clarity: a lawyer arguing for forgiveness, a scholar arguing for evidence, a person arguing for compassion.”—Jill Lepore