Professor Unger has given us two striking books, which present an ununusual problem for the reviewer. The great run of books, as the great run of thought, falls into established conventions. They are concerned with elucidating aspects of the convention of which they partake, or challenging competing conventions. Reviewer and reader will usually be aware of the general outlines of the convention, leaving the reviewer with the relatively simple tasks of placing the work within the appropriate convention, and making such critical remarks as appear warranted.
James M. O'Fallon,
Knowledge and Politics, and Law in Modern Society- By Roberto Mangabeira Unger,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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