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Adam Winkler makes an important contribution to the great body of academic work on corporations in American life. He concentrates on a small corner of the larger topic. He traces only the development of corporate “rights,” and he describes, but does not critique, what he uncovers. There is much to learn from this fine book. I want to applaud Winkler’s primary revelation—namely, that corporate rights are a creation of the courts, especially the Supreme Court.1 Then I want to flag what Winkler (I think) would readily acknowledge: corporate rights are not the whole of the corporate story.

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