Unrepentant Leftist: A Lawyer's Memoir

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University of Illinois Press, 1996 - 346 sayfa
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In Unrepentant Leftist, a feisty, supremely dedicated attorney weaves a tale that is as much a tumultuous history of the old and new Left in recent decades as it is his personal story. From May Day parades to battles over McCarthyism, from the Communist party's activities to American Labor party politics, from civil liberties battles in the 1950s to civil rights battles in the 1960s, Victor Rabinowitz was there, playing a leading role in it all.
In a career that spanned a half-century Rabinowitz worked valiantly and too often futilely on behalf of trade unions, victims of McCarthyism, civil rights activists, and Vietnam War resisters. His prominent clients included the government of the Republic of Cuba and many trade unions of the time, as well as Alger Hiss, Jimmy Hoffa, Benjamin Spock, and Fidel Castro. He won the case declaring that the McCarthy Committee had no authority to investigate "subversive activities" and the Supreme Court case establishing the right of Cuba to nationalize United States property.
Rabinowitz has been a socialist since his earliest days; both his legal practice and political activity have been influenced by that fact.
 

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For over 50 years Rabinowitz has been a prominent left-wing lawyer with a particular interest in free speech and civil rights cases. His autobiography highlights his involvement in the trade union ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Prologue
1
Where I Came From
3
The Boudin Office
19
The American Communications Association
30
The American Labor Party
57
The Struggle for Socialism
73
Years of Growth
91
The Cold War and Congress
100
The Cuban Revolution
198
The Sabbatino Case and Its Progeny
219
Jonis Case and the Civil Rights Movement
255
Travels Abroad
275
Odds and Ends
288
The Vietnam War
296
Up to the Present
316
Epilogue
331

The Cold War beyond Congress
131
We Survive
158
The National Lawyers Guild
166

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Yazar hakkında (1996)

Victor Rabinowitz is counsel to the New York law firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky, and Lieberman.

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