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Success without victory [electronic resource] : lost legal battles and the long road to justice in America / Jules Lobel.

Author/Creator:
Lobel, Jules.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (331 p.)
Series:
Critical America.
Critical America
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Subjects:
Law -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Justice, Administration of -- Political aspects.
Political activists -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Winners and losers. Success and failure. Victory and defeat. American culture places an extremely high premium on success, and firmly equates it with winning. In politics, sports, business, and the courtroom, we have a passion to win and are terrified of losing. Instead of viewing success and failure through such a rigid lens, Jules Lobel suggests that we move past the winner-take-all model and learn valuable lessons from legal and political activists who have advocated causes destined to lose in court but have had important, progressive long term effects on American society. He leads us throu
Contents:
Introduction: losers, fools, and prophets
Can law stop war? The Constitution and Iraq
A tradition of resistance : anti-slavery litigators and the fight for freedom
"A fine agitation" : women's suffrage goes to court
Plessy v. Ferguson : the fool's last battle
Plant closing litigation : "Youngstown sure died hard"
Politics versus law : were travelers to Cuba trading with the enemy?
Challenging United States intervention in Central America
End of an era: fighting U.S. action in Kosovo.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-307) and index.
ISBN:
0-8147-6512-2
0-8147-5281-0
1-4175-8829-2
OCLC:
779828168