In Praise of Intransigence: The Perils of Flexibility

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Flexibility is usually seen as a virtue in today's world. Even the dictionary seems to dislike those who stick too hard to their own positions. The thesaurus links "intransigence" to a whole host of words signifying a distaste for loyalty to fixed positions: intractable, stubborn, Pharisaic, close-minded, and stiff-necked, to name a few. In this short and provocative book, constitutional law professor Richard H. Weisberg asks us to reexamine our collective cultural bias toward flexibility, open-mindedness, and compromise. ...

In Praise of Intransigence: The Perils of Flexibility 2014, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199334988

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