Description : From the congressional debate over the "fall of China" to the drama of the Army-McCarthy hearings to the kitchen faceoff between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, the political history of the early Cold War was long dominated by studies of presidential administrations, anticommunism, and foreign policy. In Liberty and Justice for All? a group of distinguished historians representing a variety of disciplinary perspectives--social history, cultural history, intellectual history, labor history, urban history, women's history, African American studies, and media studies--expand on the political history of the early Cold War by rethinking the relationship between politics and culture. How, for example, did folk music help to keep movement culture alive throughout the 1950s? How did the new medium of television change fundamental assumptions about politics and the electorate? How did American experiences with religion in the 1950s strengthen the separation of church and state? How did race, class, and gender influence the relationship between citizens and the state? These are just some of the questions addressed in this wide-ranging set of essays. In addition to volume editor Kathleen G. Donohue, contributors include Howard Brick, Kari Frederickson, Andrea Friedman, David Greenberg, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Jennifer Klein, Laura McEnaney, Kevin M. Schultz, Jason Scott Smith, Landon R. Y. Storrs, and Jessica Weiss.
Description : "Offend!" contemporary African American writer Jamaica Kincaid boldly advises Black writers, while Ralph Waldo Emerson almost one hundred and fifty years ago advised: "Speak the rude truth in all its ways." That is what these political poems do, some of which are admittedly experimental. They expose many of the glaring inconsistencies between some of America's cherished slogans, such as: "liberty and justice for all", "truth", "equality", and the harsh realities of life here for millions of America's minority members, her poor, and her homeless. If you are a member of one of America's "less favored" minorities-particularly an African American, do not want comfortable, disengaged, safe poetry about majestic sunsets, cute pond frogs or rhododendrons,and are either politically engaged or at least acutely aware of America's continuing patterns of social injustice, then these poems are definitely for you!
Description : The final words of the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag", "With Liberty and Justice for All", are powerful words, as powerful as any words found in any of our national documents. Every day, millions of children say the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" in schools throughout the country. They are words that stir the emotions and inspire individuals to great acts of courage. They are words that inspire patriotism and national spirit. Liberty and Justice often seem elusive. Liberty and Justice mean different things to different people. Many people feel freedom gives them the absolute right to do what they choose without regard to other people. For many people, justice is considered a legal judgement rather than a moral judgement. In the courts, when a judgement has been rendered, the decision may be legally correct, but not "morally" correct. Justice and Liberty are like beauty; they are in the "eyes of the beholder". It is time to reexamine what these words mean and what they should mean.
Description : The intention of this book is to provide a better understanding of the mission of public interest lawyers and stimulate thought about ways to energize and build a movement that advances social justice. I could not have succeeded in this effort without the help and support of many individuals and institutions. I wish to express my appreciation for their assistance. I am very grateful to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Justice for its wisdom in establishing the Alliance and for its continuing support for this book and other important projects. I profited from discussion with many public interest lawyers, activists and foundation officers. These individuals, who are listed in Appendix D, gave generously of their time. A few merit special attention. Charles Halpern and the staff at the Council for Public Interest Law, who wrote Balancing the Scales of Justice: Financing Public Interest Law in America, provided a wonderful model for me to follow.
Description : The story of how democratic government came about in this country is a thrilling story indeed. It starts when people arrived on the shores of this new land, and continues down to today. No one person, no one group of persons, thought up the idea and the forms and practices that make democratic government. Many persons have shared; there have been long and thoughtful discussions; many hard problems have been worked on, and many courageous and unselfish things have been done to try to make self-government a reality. To tell this story of people and events is the purpose of this bulletin. It is not an entirely new story to boys and girls. They know much of its factual background. The author has tried in a series of dramatic episodes to supplement what textbooks and reference books usually have space to present about the growth of democratic ideals. In these episodes, people live and work, argue and formulate opinions, plan and perfect their ideal of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." At the end of the chapters, there are suggestions of how to apply the principles of responsible self-government to our everyday affairs. If boys and girls get a clearer idea of the responsibility of each of us for making democracy live and grow, the bulletin will be serving its purpose. (Contains 9 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.].
Description : Liberty and Justice for All: A Superheroes Super Summer This is a book describing the story and the importance of justice and liberty and the superheroes, who fight for justice.