"Clint Bolick makes an excellent case for the downfall of the civil rights establishment because of its preoccupation with group entitlements rather than individual justice. Bolick is absolutely on target when he says that the future of racial equality in America will come from a return to our principles of individual liberty and equal opportunity. All those interested in America's future should sit up and take notice of this book and its common-sense, free-enterprise solutions to the problems of economic inequalities faced by different groups in our society."
—Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity and former Director, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-85)
"Clint Bolick believes that democracy is the answer to inequality in our society. This book brilliantly makes the point that to be against discriminatory affirmative action is not to be against racial reform. It is, instead, to take a positive stand for democratic principles and minority development. Bolick gives the clearest answer yet to that ubiquitous question: after affirmative action, what next?"
—Shelby Steele, Author, The Content of Their Character
"A central task confronting our democracy is to establish a legal order in which all citizens enjoy the equal protection of the laws. It should be clear by now to anyone who looks at the facts that the entrenched use of racial preferences in education, employment, and government contracting has become inconsistent with this goal. Clint Bolick makes this case with impressive force. While I may differ with him on some particulars, the overall thrust of his argument is compelling, and deserves a wide readership."
—Glen Loury, Author, One by One from the Inside Out