Our Fractured Age

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4 Responses

  1. Orin Kerr says:

    Thanks for the detailed review. I’m curious, though, in what sense does the book’s “analysis cross the left-right divide”? Isn’t that the standard liberal-side narrative?

  2. Michael Zimmer says:

    Rodgers reaches across a wide array of intellectual disciplines — e.g. history, race & gender studies, economics, etc.,– looking at their respective foci without regard to how they may be characterized as liberal or conservative. Finding that a common direction of thought among such diverse thinkers as Rawls, Hayek, Novick and Walzer in my mind at least certainly ties together thinkers on the right with those on the left.

  3. Orin Kerr says:

    Got it, thanks. I was thinking that ‘crossing the left-right divide’ meant developing an argument that would resonate with both liberals and conservatives, not an argument that noted trends in the views of both liberals and conservatives. Thanks for the clarification.

  4. Paul M. Secunda says:

    Wonderful review, Mike! I particularly like, not surprisingly, how you connect the book with the Wisconsin Moment in labor law.