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Book Review: Character Assassination, 26 New York University Law Review 237 (1951)

Abstract

This is a serious book by an author who is genuinely concerned about civil liberties and democratic processes. It consists of a brief declaration of the author's faith, followed by chapters on the persecution of the Quakers in Massachusetts, the smears directed against our greatest presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and the second Roosevelt), anti-semitism, discrimination against Negroes, labor abuses, attacks on religious leaders and liberal religious groups, academic freedom, the author's own libel suit against the Saturday Evening Post and Benjamin Stolberg for calling him a Communist, the Un-American Activities Committee and the loyalty purges, and a popular psychoanalysis of intolerance, with an appeal for the building of One World.

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1951

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Book Review: Character Assassination, 26 New York University Law Review 237 (1951)

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