Writ Large: Faculty Books

Bargaining with the Devil

Mnookin explores how and when to negotiate with an adversary you don’t trust

In the most recent U.S. presidential election, the candidates debated the wisdom of negotiating with enemies. But such a debate is not confined to political leaders. Whether it’s a dispute between countries, businesses or family members, the parties involved face a crucial decision. And Robert Mnookin ’68 offers a guide to making the right one in his new book, “Bargaining With the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight” (Simon & Schuster).

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Up in the Air

Tushnet argues that the Constitution matters less than you think

The title of Professor Mark Tushnet’s “Why the Constitution Matters” is something of a misnomer. Continue Reading

Censorship Without Borders

How states around the world are controlling Internet access

When, in February, Internet law expert Professor John G. Palfrey ’01 spoke at a gathering of the Harvard Law School American Constitution Society, he asked his audience to consider this trio of circumstances. Continue Reading

Recent Faculty Books – Summer 2010

Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ’78 uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race and class, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Continue Reading

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Alumni Notes & Newsmakers

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A white tern in the tropical Pacific, photographed by Theodore Cross ’50 for “Waterbirds” (W. W. Norton, 2009). Nature magazine called the book “extraordinary.” The same might be said of its author, who came to bird photography at midlife after a career as a successful publisher and another in which Cross (who was white) became […] Continue Reading