chris tomlins on aziz rana


Aziz Rana. The Two Faces of American Freedom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04897-3. Reviewed by Christopher Tomlins (UC Irvine School of Law)

Though passionate, Rana is idealistic, not angry.  No hectoring ideologue, he is, rather, a true believer in the promise of American freedom.  That might make him naïve, but if nothing else he seems to understand what worried Whitman rather better than either of these interlocutors.

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