Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

E & R Kicks Off "Bright Ideas" Series

Concurringopinions.com has created a new format through "which authors can explain the high-level concepts behind their work." According to the originator of the series:
Books are a culmination of years of work. There is often a story about how or why the author wrote the book. Authors rarely have a chance to share the details of what motivated them to pursue their project. What was it about the idea that compelled the author to write it?
I am honored that Eloquence and Reason has been selected to be the inaugural book in the series. Read about the "bright idea."

Monday, November 24, 2008

What is Robert Tsai Reading?

The Campaign for the American Reader is "an independent initiative to encourage more readers to read more books." Its blog has two entries on Eloquence and Reason and what I have been reading lately, here and here.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Federalist Society Talk, November 18

On November 18, at 12 p.m., American University's Chapter of the Federalist Society will conduct an event based on the book. Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute, will offer comments.

Mary Dudziak Calls Eloquence and Reason "Beautifully Written, Carefully Argued, and Thought Provoking"

Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California, and author of Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey:
This beautifully written, carefully argued, and thought-provoking book illuminates the way the practice of free speech and broad societal engagement with constitutional ideas animate American democracy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

H. Jefferson Powell Says Eloquence and Reason "Should Be Widely Read"

H. Jefferson Powell, Duke Law School, and author of Constitutional Conscience: the Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision, has this to say about Eloquence and Reason:
Tsai's exciting work on the interplay between the Supreme Court and the executive branch in the nineteen forties sheds new light on the origins of modern constitutional law. And his new account of the relationship between language and power in political discourse is sure to be controversial and should be widely read.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Praise From Mark Tushnet

A provocative meditation on the ways the metaphors used in constitutional doctrine empower, limit, create, and recreate the public over which the written Constitution is said to assert authority. Intriguing case studies arise from the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the Christian Right of the 1980s, and the attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses in the 1940s.
Mark V. Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and author of The NAACP's Legal Strategy Against Segregated Education, 1925-1950.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bruce Ackerman Endorses Eloquence and Reason

Just when I thought that there was nothing new to say about the First Amendment, Robert Tsai comes along and writes a book which encourages me to think again.
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University and author of We the People.