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Amy L. Wax

Amy L. Wax

Amy L. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her previous contributions to Commentary include “Negatively Sixth Street” (June 2015).

The Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson has observed that academic sociologists are rarely asked to participate in political initiatives to address the problems of poverty, inequality,...

Like the high achieving students who are its centerpiece, Excellent Sheep* is nothing if not ambitious. In the book’s opening chapters, William Deresiewicz, a writer...