JWI Affiliated Scholar and Fellowship Faculty member Prof. Justin Dyer reviewed
Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law by Linda C. McClain in the Cambridge Journal of Law and Religion.
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Here is an excerpt from the book review:
The implicit underlying moral anthropology of [McClain’s] analysis, particularly about the dimension of time, is one in which reason does not provide insight into any transhistorical truths. There are no unchanging moral principles to be discovered by reason; there are only those moral principles we collectively affirm. But which principles should we collectively affirm, and which conception of justice should we advocate for in the public square? Those are the questions I am left pondering after reading Linda McClain’s provocative, challenging, and elucidating meditation on the rhetoric of bigotry in U.S. law and politics.