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Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures 2003

Why Societies Need Dissent

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674017689

Publication Date: 04/30/2005

Academic Trade

256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 5 charts

Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures


  • Introduction: Conformity and Dissent
  • 1 Doing What Others Do
  • 2 Obeying (and Disobeying) the Law
  • 3 Traveling in Herds
  • 4 What Will the Neighbors Think?
  • 5 Free Speech
  • 6 The Law of Group Polarization
  • 7 The Framers’ Greatest Contribution
  • 8 Are Judges Conformists Too?
  • 9 Affirmative Action in Higher Education
  • Conclusion: Why Dissent?
  • Notes
  • Index

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