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Worst Instincts by Wendy Kaminer

Worst Instincts

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Worst Instincts by Wendy Kaminer
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Jun 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780807044360

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Kaminer . . . weighs in on her disillusionment with the ACLU after serving on the national board in post-9/11 America. . . . Her depiction of how group members not only follow the herd but also ostracize the ‘troublemaker’ is compelling, and her book is brave and informative.—Publishers Weekly

“Standing up to your political enemies is easy, fun, and often profitable. Taking public issue with your friends and allies on a matter of great principle is none of these, but it is a far more important service to others. I am enormously grateful to Wendy Kaminer for the intellectual integrity and moral courage this book represents.”—Congressman Barney Frank

“Witty, trenchant, devastating, Worst Instincts is a study of institutional decay, of how good organizations, blinded by the righteousness of their mission, do bad things.”—Jack Beatty, author of Age of Betrayal and On Point news analyst

“The willingness to criticize your own based on principles you would apply to others is a measure of integrity. Kaminer’s important book about her beloved ACLU has that integrity. She tells a startling, sad, and exceptionally well-documented story.”—Ira Glasser, former executive director, ACLU

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