The Myth of Moral Justice by Thane Rosenbaum
Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right

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We are obsessed with watching television shows and feature films about lawyers, reading legal thrillers, and following real-life trials. Yet, at the same time, most of us don't trust lawyers and hold them and the legal system in very low esteem.

In The Myth of Moral Justice, law professor and novelist Thane Rosenbaum suggests that this paradox stems from the fact that citizens and the courts are at odds when it comes to their definitions of justice. With a lawyer's expertise and a novelist's sensability, Rosenbaum tackles complicated philosophical questions about our longing for moral justice. He also takes a critical look at what our legal system does to the spirits of those who must come before the law, along with those who practice within it.


About Thane Rosenbaum

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Thane Rosenbaum, author of the critically acclaimed novels The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible, is also a law professor at Fordham Law School. He lives in New York City.
Published August 23, 2011 by Harper Perennial. 386 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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A professor at Fordham Law School, Rosenbaum (The Golems of Gotham ) observes that American culture is enthralled by lawyers and courtroom proceedings, yet Americans distrust lawyers and find the quality of justice in this country deficient.

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