THE ANATOMY OF LIBERTY by William O. Douglas


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Subtitled ""The Rights of Man Without Force"", this fine brief primer in liberta ideals and their history is the sixth volume in the Trident Press's ""Credo"" series. It is divided into four sections: the first two, ""The Individual and the State"" and Executive vs. Legislative vs. Judicial"", are devoted primarily to American rights and their legal implementation, especially as set forth in the Amendments to the Constitution; the third, ""The United Nations and a Rule of Law"", and the last, Federalism and a of Law"", comprise a far-reaching investigation into the workings of international agreements as a protection for the individual. ""Full disarmament, quickly realized, is most difficult problem"", Justice Douglas states; but ""world disarmament without including the Peking government... is only a pipe dream"", and ""only a slow, gradual approach will succeed"". Succeed it must, though, because ""if liberty is to flourish from this time, on, man must make the Rule of Law in world, in regional, and in community affairs his preoccupation"". Once again, William O. Douglas has affirmed his position as one of the great democratic, judicial thinkers of the day.

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 1963
Publisher: Trident