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By Don Herzog

Do the useless have rights? In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased’s pursuits may be protected

this can be a delightfully misleading works that begin with an easy, doubtless arcane question—can you libel or slander the dead?—and develops it outward, tackling higher and bigger implications, until eventually it finally ends up straddling the borders among legislation, tradition, philosophy, and the that means of existence. an entire resolution to this question calls for criminal pupil Don Herzog to contemplate what tort legislation is absolutely designed to guard, what adjustments demise makes—and what ameliorations it doesn’t—and why we worth what we price. Herzog is a type of infrequent scholarly writers who could make the main summary argument compelling and entertaining.

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