University Press of America
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978-0-7618-6659-6 • Hardback • December 2015 • $109.00 • (£84.00)
Ellis Washington is a former editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at The Rutherford Institute. He is the Director of Salt and Light Global, LLC, a Christian religious liberties organization, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the National Paralegal College where he teaches legal ethics, constitutional law, administrative law, contracts, American government, history and advanced legal writing. Since 2010 Washington has been a co-host on Joshua's Trial, a radio show of Christian conservative thought. He is a graduate of DePauw University (B.M. 1983), University of Michigan (M.M. 1986), John Marshall Law School (J.D. 1994) and post-graduate studies in history and law at Harvard and Michigan State University. For over 30 years Professor Washington has written extensively on constitutional law, jurisprudence, legal history, literary criticism, politics, philosophy, political philosophy, critical race theory and on numerous other subjects. A prolific writer published on 5 continents, Washington has written approximately 2,000 essays, including 9 books, and over two dozen law review articles, many of which have been accepted into the Chamber’s Library of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chapter One — On Law
Chapter Two — On Politics
Chapter Three — On Foreign Policy
Chapter Four — On Philosophy
Chapter Five — On Aesthetics
Chapter Six — On the Academy
Chapter Seven — On Religion
Chapter Eight — On Economics
Chapter Nine — On Science and Medicine
Chapter Ten — On Culture and Society
Chapter Eleven — On History
Chapter Twelve — On Legal Scholarship
There is an old saying which in its present iteration states ‘pioneers get slaughtered while settlers prosper. Ellis Washington is a pioneer. His insights, observations, and even future projections, despite their accuracy, are almost always ahead of the curve. What he writes today, others will write tomorrow. He just writes before others are ready to listen and the others get the gravy.
— Robert D’Agostino, Fmr. Dean and President, John Marshall Law School
...A shining, yet alarming book at the dark side of American culture. A must read for anyone who cares about the future of the American nation.
— William Wagner, former Magistrate Judge, president/chairman of Salt and Light Global, LLC, professor, Trinity Law School
Washington traverses the present to the past and back with swan-like elegance and effortlessness to trace the paths that have converged to bring us to the crossroad where we stand today. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to connect the dots between history, politics and morality. Ellis Washington is the Thomas Sowell of his generation.
— Ann Fishman, legal analyst; founder of Liberty Legal Foundation International