A mystery for our time, involving detective fiction's newest intuitive sleuth and "the oddest of the forty-odd presidents of the United States."
A skeptical eye turned on recent books that popularize theories of physics.
A critique of hypotheticals as a tool for judging the thought of others.
On writing clear, readable, and persuasive prose. 3d edition published January 2016
A retort to friends who thought it was time to thin out the bookshelves.
An article on the sins of scholarly writing — and a video to boot.
Political Theory, Government
Resuscitates liberalism as a practical political doctrine.
A comprehensive topical guide to constitutional issues.
The meaning of the Constitution, and how it has changed over time, on the eve of its bicentennial.
Law and Society
The first book to seek the underlying causes for, and consequences of, America’s growing urge to sue.
A searching look at the moral disarray of the post-Watergate lawyers' code of ethics.
Terrorists take over the United Nations and commit a series of atrocities to free their imprisoned soldiers. An Israeli agent to the rescue. Sounds familiar, but this appeared in 1978, before some of the things imagined had ever played out.
A list of anthologies I have edited.
Articles in the popular press, pamphlets, and more.