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The Enigma of Clarence Thomas by Corey Robin

It’s amazing to consider that the news that Thomas had been caught taking undisclosed gifts from a conservative billionaire came out only 2 years after this book, but it does highlight my single issue with what is otherwise an excellent, impeccably written and thoroughly researched investigation - this wacky supreme court justice is interesting to the extent that his twisted belief system makes any sense, but the more it comes out that he’s just a corrupt death cultist, the less relevance there is to his future jurisprudence (and his past, retroactively) that he was once a black nationalist. 

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