Left and Right

Displaying 51 - 60 of 79

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
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

D.F. Fleming on "The Origins of the Cold War"

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

08/06/2014Journals
In the statist world in which we live there is a very real tendency to accept as fact all that the official organs of propaganda emit. Nowhere is this tendency more apparent than in the area of foreign affairs. The power of the State is such that the truth about the last fifty years has easily been...
Read More

Why the Futile Crusade?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
Sidney Lens, by his analysis of the roots of the Cold War In The Futile Crusade, Anti-Communism as American Credo , challenges observers of American politics to a total re-examination of the American political scene. Lens demolishes the anti-Communist crusade's claim to be the preserver of...
Read More

The General Line

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2014Journals
A new journal of opinion must justify its existence; our justification is a deep commitment to the liberty of man. Our aim is to present articles that embody scholarship; but not a scholarship random, unfocussed, or devoted to minute examination of trivia. Ours will be a scholarship finely honed...
Read More

Marvin E. Gettleman

PROFILE

Marvin E. Gettleman is the assistant professor of history at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Read more

RECENT POSTS

On Fall's Hell in a Very Small Place, A Frenchman's Viewpoint

Marvin E. Gettleman reviews the late Bernard B. Fall's Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu...

A Vietnam Bibliography

A bibliography compiled by Marvin E. Gettleman consisting of 105 works related to Vietnam.

Volume 3, Number 3 (...
Shield icon library