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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

To view education as a profit-making business is to attack the lifelong love of learning.

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.

Now that we've crested the mountaintop, let's have some politically incorrect dreams.

Don't let the media or the right-wing spinmeisters reduce our first-ever serious black and female presidential candidates to stereotypes.

The combined power of Oprah & Obama could reinvigorate our embattled political landscape.

Contemplating Mukasey, Musharraf and the imprisoned lawyers of Pakistan: how easily a modern liberal democracy can slide into a totalitarian state.

If the stuff of life is corporatized, does art about it become a form of interference in business?

The Bush Administration's Civil Rights Commission would like us to believe that affirmative action harms black students by placing them in situations where they can't keep up.


Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...