"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
Winner of the 2020 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
"Dramatic and illuminating…[R]aises momentous questions about nationality, religion, literature, and even the Holocaust." —Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic
A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
"A real-life detective story that reveals the drama behind the scenes of a great Supreme Court victory for human rights." —Linda Greenhouse
America is run by dead people—leaders from past generations who enacted programmes that churn ahead regardless of waste, irrelevance or new priorities.
How to restore the can-do spirit that made America great, from the author of the best-selling The Death of Common Sense.