Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution Hardcover – January 11, 2022 by Elie Mystal


[240 Pages]

PUB :January 11, 2022


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Author: Mystal Elie

Package Dimensions: 0x216x788

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 11-01-2022

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Praise for Allow Me to Retort:“A pugnacious and entertaining critique of conservative interpretations of the Constitution. . . . Buttressed by Mystal’s caustic wit and accessible legal theories, this fiery takedown hits the mark.”—Publishers Weekly “There’s something to learn on every page. . . . A reading of the Constitution that all social justice advocates should study.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“After reading Allow Me to Retort, I want Elie Mystal to explain everything I don’t understand—quantum astrophysics, the infield fly rule, why people think Bob Dylan is a good singer. . . .”—Michael Harriot, The Root “Essential reading for people who think that you need to go to law school to understand our founding documents, and the perfect guidebook for Americans who want to understand how our country is supposed to work.”—Zerlina Maxwell, MSNBC analyst and author of The End of White Politics “I loved Allow Me to Retort. It’s a powerful and important book of brightly alive ideas. Mystal deconstructs tired arguments and failed positions with his signature intelligence, humor, grace, and extraordinary wit. His big brain, bright ideas and fierce advocacy for what is right are an antidote to the poison of our current political system.”—Don Winslow, bestselling author of The Border “Elie Mystal is the funniest lawyer in America. Allow Me to Retort is brisk and brutal, sharply argued, full of both laugh-out-loud lines and righteous fury.”—Matt Levine, “Money Stuff” columnist, Bloomberg Opinion “In Elie Mystal, we, the people, have a smart and funny legal pugilist. Allow Me to Retort is the people’s guide to today’s battles over the use, misuse, and abuse of the Constitution, and how we can actually secure justice for all.”—Dan Berger, professor of comparative ethnic studies, University of Washington, and author of Rethinking the American Prison movement

About the Author

Elie Mystal is
The Nation’s legal analyst and justice correspondent, an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center, and the legal editor of the
More Perfect podcast on the Supreme Court for Radiolab. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, the former executive editor of
Above the Law, a former associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and a frequent guest on MSNBC and Sirius XM. The author of
Allow Me to Retort (The New Press), he lives in New York.

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