"Tsesis lays out theoretical foundations that he argues should be intrinsic to a representative democracy . . . an important contribution to the literature about civil liberties and human rights."-Choice
"[A] comprehensive and brilliant book from both a historical and analytical perspective. Drawing from the lessons of history, Alexander Tsesis shows persuasively the relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment to a wide range of the social and economic issues currently facing America, and he offers highly creative arguments that support the use of congressional power under the Thirteenth Amendment as a potent and effective means of meeting and resolving these issues."-G. Sidney Buchanan,Baker & Botts Chaired Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
"Tsesis vigorously presents a set of arguments that are rarely found in the conventional legal literature. . . . An interesting and challenging book."-Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. ,Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
"The genuine accomplishment of Tsesis's book...is to focus the hate speech debate on explicitly normative issues."-Michigan Law Review
About the Author
Alexander Tsesis is Assistant Professor at at the Loyola University School of Law, Chicago.