Judging Richard Posner

Himmelfarb, Gertrude. "Judging Richard Posner." Commentary Magazine. February, 2002.


Declaration of interest: I am one of the many public intellectuals criticized in Richard A. Posner’s latest book, Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline Indeed, I apparently have the distinction of having inspired it. In his introduction, Posner, perhaps the most prolific and widely cited legal theorist of our day, informs us that his editor, having read a review by him of my One Nation, Two Cultures (1999), suggested that he write a book inquiring into the “deficiencies” of public intellectuals in general.