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The Mitchell Case

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
The case of David H. Mitchell, the young man who is challenging-the very basis of the conscription law, was treated in our previous issue (Conrad J. Lynn, "The Case of David Mitchell versus the United States." LEFT AND RIGHT (Autumn. 1965)). On January 13, 1966, the United States Court of Appeals...

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From Georgia With Love: The Case Of Julian Bond

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Julian Bond, a brilliant young leader of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), having been duly elected to the Georgia state legislature from Atlanta, dared to endorse SNCC's statement attacking conscription and the American war in Vietnam. In so doing, Mr. Bond indelibly stamped...

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New Right: Future?

Media and Culture

08/06/2014Journals
A prospectus is going the rounds heralding a new, slick fortnightly magazine, oddly entitled Future the Future referring not, as might be thought, to science-fiction Utopias, but to the Second Coming of Jesus. Judging by its editors and associates, Future will be National Review with the gloves off...

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New Right: National Review's Anniversary

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
In the fall of 1965, National Review celebrated its 10th anniversary, and part of the record of its orgy of self-congratulation may be found in its November 30 issue. The magazine has, during its decade, even achieved the ultimate: for the issue contains the major part of a book in the process of...

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Old Right/New Left

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Mr. Murray Kempton, one of America's most perceptive journalists, attended the annual December, 1965 convention of the National Association of Manufacturers at the Waldorf, and found himself unexpectedly wistful about the good old days when the NAM spent a good portion of its energies attacking...

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On Conscription

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
During America's first great war, waged against Great Britain, the Madison Administration tried to introduce a conscription bill into Congress. This bill called forth one of Daniel Webster's most eloquent efforts, in a powerful opposition to conscription. Volume 1, Number 2; Autumn 1965

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Liberty and the New Left

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Within the past year, all the news media--not only the little magazines and journals of opinion, but even the mass magazines and radio-and-television, have devoted a great deal of attention to the phenomenon of the New Left. And deservedly so, for here indeed is a truly new force in American life...

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The Case of David Mitchell Versus The United States

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

08/06/2014Journals
David H. Mitchell is a young man charged, and now convicted, in Federal Court with failing to report for induction into the armed forces. Refusing to cooperate with the system by becoming an officially recognized conscientious objector, Mitchell decided to turn the court proceedings into an...

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Discovering the Ninth Amendment

Legal System

08/06/2014Journals
Every clause and article of the United States Constitution has been studied, pored over, and interpreted countless times--every one, that is, but the Ninth Amendment, which until very recently, has stood in lonely splendor, unacknowledged, uninterpreted, ignored. And yet, since it is part of the...

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Fortune and American "Idealism"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Since the days of Woodrow Wilson, American foreign policy has been conducted with a smug and self- righteous hypocrisy perhaps unmatched by any nation in the history of mankind. But recently there have been signs that this may he changing, and that, at least in some areas, a brutal candour may...

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