Tyranny of the Majority: Funamental Fairness in Representative Democracy

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Free Press, Feb 1, 1995 - History - 352 pages
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At last...the public hearing she was denied...These essays reveal keen powers of analysis applied to some of the most obdurate problems that bedevil electoral politics. Anyone who cares about the mechanisms of democracy should be engaged by her tough-minded explorations. It doesn't matter where you think you stand: it's all here, to argue or agree with.
-- Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Lani Guinier's fascinating book is a prophetic intervention into a public conversation we desperately need to rejuvenate. There is no doubt that her powerful voice will produce good consequences for our nation and world.
-- Cornel West, Author of Race Matters
Intriguing and desperately needed...
-- The San Francisco Chronicle

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Contents

The Tyranny of the Majority
1
Keeping the Faith Black Voters in the PostReagan Era
21
The Triumph of Tokenism The Voting Rights Act and the Theory of Black Electoral Success
41
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About the author (1995)

Lani Guinier is Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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