This work has been underwritten in part by summer research grants from Boston University. Thanks to the School of Law for that support.
I’ve presented prior versions of parts of this book at the following venues: faculty workshops at the University of Illinois, the University of Texas, Northeastern University, and Boston University; the 2007 and 2008 annual meetings of the Law and Society Association; and the 2000 meeting of the Working Group on Law, Culture, and the Humanities. Thanks to the participants at those sessions.
Special thanks to friends and colleagues who read and commented on preliminary versions: David Lyons, Pnina Lahav, Richard McAdams, Manuel Utset, and Daniela Caruso. I have benefited also from communications with Cristina Lafont and John Victor Peterson.
Thanks to the anonymous reviewers at Stanford University Press, particularly Anonymous Reviewer #3.
Heartfelt thanks for the guidance I received over the years from Rhoda Greenspan, Michael Caplan, Kevin Lyons, Bonnie Teitelman, Peg Baim, Sharon Cardamone, and Rachel Bairstow.
In memory of my friend, Francis Tomasic, who introduced me to Habermas’s work.
Deepest appreciation to my parents, Cynthia Lewis Baxter and Maurice Baxter, for their love and support throughout my life.
For my wife, Marina Leslie—with gratitude, much love, and great anticipation of our future years together.