Course detail: OSH251 - The Greening of America Fifty Years On

Fifty years ago a young Yale Law School professor named Charles Reich published a book that was to become one of the intellectual foundations of the world as we know it today. At the time he published the book, Reich was best known for his article on the "new property," a brilliant extension of traditional property law jurisprudence. But in the "Greening of America" Reich reached out to the general public and became a spokesman for the generation that was to dominate the American scene for decades and to change the way we view the world. Although Reich died in June 2019 his work lives on. In this course we will read "The Greening of America" in the light of the past half-century and attempt to understand its importance not only historically, but for the next half-century to come.

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