Since it first appeared in 1978, this seminal work by one of the foremost American legal minds of our age has dramatically changed the way the courts view government’s role in private affairs. Now reissued with a new introduction and foreword, this classic shows how antitrust suits adversely affect the consumer by encouraging a costly form of protection for inefficient and uncompetitive small businesses. Robert Bork’s view of antitrust law has had a profound impact on how the law has been both interpreted and applied. Lucid, highly readable, and full of rich social and political implications, The Antitrust Paradox illustrates how the purpose and integrity of law can be subverted by those who do not understand the reality law addresses or who seek to make it serve unintended political and social ends.

“Brilliant… should and can be read by the general public, legislators, judges, lawyers, and economists… rigorous and compelling.” 

— The Wall Street Journal

“This seminal book and the ideas within have stood the test of time at the U.S. Supreme Court in case after case, and will continue to do so…”

— The Honorable Edwin Meese, Counsellor to President Reagan and U.S. Attorney General

“The republication of The Antitrust Paradox couldn’t have come at a more critical moment.”

— Geoffrey A. Manne, President and Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

“Today, voices from both left and right are calling to refocus antitrust and imbue it with political content. Revisiting Bork’s classic reminds us that these ideas for reform are not new. We tried them. They didn’t work.”

— Thomas A. Lambert, Wall Family Chair in Corporate Law and Governance, University of Missouri School of Law