Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU
"Standing up to your political enemies is easy, fun and often profitable. Taking public issue with your friends and allies on a matter of great principle is none of these, but it is a far more important service to others. I am enormously grateful to Wendy Kaminer for the intellectual integrity and moral courage this book represents." - Congressman Barney Frank
What happens when an organization with the express goal of defending individual rights and liberties starts silencing its own board? In this concise and provocative book, lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer tells an inside story of the dramatic ethical decline of the American Civil Liberties Union, using it as a case history to detail the many vices of association.
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