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12 December 1999

Financial Times (UK)

The US leans heavily on the law. It relies on its civil justice system to define relations between man and man, man and woman, man and corporation, more than any society on earth. It depends on civil law to shape and bind society: to defend individual rights, tame the excesses of capitalism, and compensate citizens for the modern and ancient adversities of living. Litigiousness is not just a perverse US character flaw; it is something closer to a core national... (

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