"If you want peace, you must work for justice. Teresa Phelps presents challenging and provocative ideas of justice and explains what truth commissions can and cannot do as vital parts of the justice process. Building on works of literature, philosophy, psychology, and history, as well as on the language of the truth reports themselves, she breaks new ground for understanding what we must do in our continual quest for justice."—Theodore M. Hesburgh, author of The Humane Imperative
"This vivid and moving book will help shape the emerging form of truth commissions in many places around the world."—James Boyd White, author of The Edge of Meaning
From the Publisher
Teresa Godwin Phelps
is Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame.