Review of Robert L. Tsai's Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation (W.W. Norton & Co., 2019)

5 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2019 Last revised: 11 Sep 2019

Date Written: August 20, 2019

Abstract

This is a brief review of Robert L. Tsai's book, Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation (W.W. Norton & Co., 2019). In his timely and thoughtful book, Robert Tsai advocates a pragmatic approach to achieving equality in an era of political polarization and cultural cleavages. The review acknowledges that sometimes partial equality or equality by other means is all that is possible, but questions whether the rhetorical and other tools of practical equality can achieve meaningful progress in terms of actual equality.

Keywords: equality, reason, due process, rationality, cruelty, equal protection

Suggested Citation

Zick, Timothy, Review of Robert L. Tsai's Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation (W.W. Norton & Co., 2019) (August 20, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3440279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3440279

Timothy Zick (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States
757-221-2076 (Phone)

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