Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate.

Recent Articles

Race De-Baiting

As Sotomayor's nomination has made evident, accusations of racism often obscure much deeper and more pressing questions about how our differences matter and how they should not.

Part of our regular series on the book that changed your politics.

Poke through any lawyer's bookshelf and you'll find the beige, dog-eared copy of To Kill A Mockingbird that forever altered the course of their life. I have one too. But the book that has most changed my thinking about both law and politics in recent years is Richard Thompson Ford's The Race Card.