DiscoverThe Gray Area with Sean IllingBest of: Why America's obsession with rights is wrong
Best of: Why America's obsession with rights is wrong

Best of: Why America's obsession with rights is wrong

Update: 2022-10-065
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In this episode originally recorded in July 2021, Vox's Zack Beauchamp talks with Columbia law professor Jamal Greene about his book How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession With Rights Is Tearing America Apart. They discuss how the US obsession with rights and their protections gives too much power to judges and the courts, makes it difficult for ordinary citizens to find reasonable solutions to legitimate problems, and has made this country's legal system not only nonsensical but dangerous.

Vox Conversations will return on Thursday, Oct. 13th — but under a new name, and with a new look. Stay tuned for The Gray Area with Sean Illing: a philosophical take on culture, politics, and everything in between.

Host: Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Guest: Jamal Greene (@jamalgreene), Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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  • Producer: Erikk Geannikis


  • Editor: Amy Drozdowska


  • Engineer: Patrick Boyd


  • Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: A.M. Hall

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Best of: Why America's obsession with rights is wrong

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