This week on Up Close, we explore the relationship between justice and the law.
First, New York Times Op-Ed editor Clay Risen, discusses his book The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he explores why the Civil Rights Act was necessary and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that allowed it to pass, a feat that seemed unlikely at first.
Then, Columbia University professor Bernard Harcourt explains the latest, posthumously-published, work by famed 20th century moral philosopher Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice. Harcourt is the book’s co-editor, along with Fabienne Brion, and developed it from a series of lectures given by Foucault later in his life and which he never had a chance to publish.
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