The Tyranny of the Majority reprinted the articles that were the source of this controversy. Now, in Lift Every Voice, Professor Guinier explains the principles underlying those writings in layman's terms and offers her personal perspective on what happened in the spring and summer of 1993, taking us behind the scenes to meetings with Clinton, Attorney General Janet Reno, and other Washington officials. But perhaps more importantly, she writes about how, after she was cut loose by an intimidated White House, she regained her confidence in the civil rights movement. Recalling the activism of ordinary people like her father and the clients she represented as a lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Guinier reminds us that a better society cannot be built by governmental edict alone, but requires commitment on the part of the citizenry. A recent book on mathematics, K.C. Cole's The Universe and the Teacup, vindicated Guinier's theories on proportional representation at the statistical level. The debate sparked by Lift Every Voice may, in the long run, end up vindicating her at the political level as well. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
lani guinier's story marks the beginning of the awful, underhanded politics of smear that have only gotten worse in recent years. she is wise and resilient. Read morePublished on July 6, 2003
In an irony that neither would be likely to appreciate much, Lani Guinier's account of being nominated and then unnominated for the position of head of the Justice Department's... Read morePublished on November 26, 2000 by Orrin C. Judd