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Politics on Trial

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Publisher: Ocean Press

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 120 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 1876175494 | Isbn-13: 9781876175498 | Publish date: 

Preface Michael Ratner

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Book Description

William Kunstler, the most celebrated defense lawyer of his time, reflects on five famous cases in which ordinary citizens were targeted for their political views or the color of their skin, including Sacco and Vanzetti (Italian immigrants accused of murder), and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (communists executed for espionage). Kunstler also considers legal challenges to compulsory prayers in schools and the ban on teaching evolution. The Introduction by Michael Ratner highlights current threats to political rights.

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"As long as someone controls your history, the truth shall remain just a mystery." -- Ben Harper

Radical History is a new series from Ocean Press seeking to restore our collective memory of events, struggles and people erased from conventional (and conservative) histories and media. These mini-anthologies include eyewitness accounts and historic, forgotten or ignored documents as well as new essays, chronologies and further reading suggestions. This series is designed to appeal to a new generation of political activists.