Focusing on the crucial discipline of the law, Failed Revolutions casts light on the many forces working against meaningful social change. It is a valuable reading for any citizen concerned with the possibility of social reform.
Table of Contents
Part One: On the Difficulty of Imagining a Better Society 1. Images of the Outsider in American Law and Culture: Can Free Expression Remedy Deeply Inscribed Social Ills? 2. Judges' Misjudgments 3. Why Do We Tell the Same Stories? Law Reform, Critical Librarianship, and the Triple Helix Dilemma Part Two: On the Difficulty of Hearing What Our Prophets Are Saying 4. The Imperial Scholar: How to Marginalize Outsider Writing 5. Gathering with the Like-Minded: Symposium Battles 6. Pornography and Harm to Women: "No Empirical Evidence"? Part Three: Why We Always Embrace Moderate Solutions (or Saviors) 7. "Our Better Natures": A Revisionist View of the Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental Theory 8. Shadowboxing: An Essay on Power Part Four: Supreme Court (and Other) Rhetoric: How the Way Powerful Institutions Talk Can Devalue and Marginalize Outsider Groups 9. Scorn and Imposition-How We Use Language, Consciously or Unconsciously, to Derail Reform 10. Conclusion 11. Epilogue