Nicholas McBride, Review of Goldberg and Zipursky, Recognizing Wrongs

Goldberg, John CP and Zipursky, Benjamin C, Recognizing Wrongs, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020, 380 pp, hb £36.95. In the Preface to the first edition of his Unjust Enrichment (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), Peter Birks observed that the book represented such a dramatic volte face that ‘Almost everything of mine now needs calling back for burning’ (xiv). John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky could have made the same call in Recognizing Wrongs (RW), but for the much happier reason that they have produced in RW such a wonderfully readable and detailed account of their view of tort law that it renders all their earlier writings on the subject redundant. RW is a fitting capstone on over 20 years’ worth of intellectual inquiry into the nature of tort law, conducted by the most enduring and brilliant double act in the history of writing about private law …

Nicholas J McBride, Goldberg, John CP and Zipursky, Benjamin C, Recognizing Wrongs, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020, 380 pp, hb £36.95, Modern Law Review. First published: 15 May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12541.

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