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In the bunch Each author takes a case and the essay is mediation on it Perhaps the most touching is Woodson s essay on the Scottsboro Boys The cases go up to the present day and the essays are understandably political The politics run from the border wall to free speech to the taking of Native American children The best essay in the "COLLECTION IS THE ONE BY MORGAN PARKER WHICH STRANGELY "is the one by Morgan Parker which strangely not mentioned in the NYT Review I haven t read Parker before His essay is the one you want everyone to read You want to make copies and hand them out on the street Honesty read it It s just so bloody powerful If you were to take a moment and consider what ife would be ike in the United States had 100 years ago the founders of the ACLU not realized the necessity for a பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் legal organization to protect our civiliberties you might have shivers sent down your spine In Fight of the Century a The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 litany of heavyweight writers scholars andawyers recount a small fraction of the countless cases the ACLU has used over the A Meditation on Murder last century to protect our rights andiberties as Americans and as human beingsEach essay in this collection begins with a brief case summary and is paired with an essay Some essays recount personal connections with the cases others tell the histories of the cases and others still use the cases as springboards to discuss the ways in which we still face social problems today Despite the form the essays take though it is undeniable that whether fighting for our right to read Ulysses our right to not be forced to earn about intelligent design the rights of trans people not to be fired and the right of Native Americans not to have their children taken away the ACLU has been there to fightUnfortunately the book clearly acked a fact checker historical inaccuracies were present Norma McCorvey the plaintiff in Roe did not convert to Catholicism she became a born again evangelical and Travis legal inaccuracies a case didn t not have a jury because it was a civil case it didn t have a jury because uestions of Constitutionalaw are decided by judgesBut in spite of these few errors this book stands as a testament to the fights fought the fights won the fights ost and the fights to come Read this book don t forget and keep fighting on The ist of authors that contributed to this essay collection is amazing The book celebrates 100 years of ACLU case AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 law Each essay is inspired by aandmark US case but there are so many wide ranging perspectives Some authors use the case to tell anecdotes from their own The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? life others have used it to express their views on a topic Iove that in putting this collection together essays were included that greatly critiue some of the positions the ACLU have taken This is a really well rounded collection and I recommend it to everyone I have too many favourite essays to name I thought I would slip in and out of this book reading an essay at a time but I was engrossed and always excited to pick this book up. Iet Thanh Nguyen Morgan Parker Ann Patchett Salman Rushdie George Saunders Elizabeth Strout Jesmyn Ward Meg Wolitzer and Fight of the Century shows how throughout American history pivotal egal battles fought primarily by underdogs and their awyers have advanced civil rights and social justice The ACLU has been integral in this process The essays range from personal memoir to narrative history each shedding ight on the work of one remarkable organization as it shaped a country Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment. This book is a conglomeration of essays by generally FAMOUS AND EXCELLENT WRITERS AND ARTISTS EACH ESSAY WRITER and excellent writers and artists Each essay writer on one of the ACLU s most famous cases and describes the case and it s effects sometimes in a macro evel and other times micro and personal Often the shorts are uite moving and beautiful This is a great read In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union a Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet large cross section of the finest writers alive have written essays each about oneandmark case Chabon and his co editor Ayelet Waldman contributed their advance to the organization and "All Of The Contributing "of the contributing did so free of charge As for this reviewer I d have been interested in an ACLU publication even if I hadn t heard of the writers involved and I d have been interested in anything written by Chabon even if the story or topic wasn t in my 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) lane As it is I cou RATING 35 STARS 710This was very interesting indeed A bunch of essays around differentaw cases where the ACLU has taken part I enjoyed the majority of them but it s true that a few were too heavy on the Design Research: Methods and Perspectives legal technicalities and I felt they weren t friendly to those whoike me are not familiar with Your Everyday Art World legalanguage However I do recommend it I Why Photography Matters learnt aot This belief that black people brown people ueer people trans people disabled people women are perpetually Doreen Valiente Witch less is the great American Gorgon and these endless terribleaws and behaviors are its myriad heads regenerating one after another Rooting us in place with one glance miring us in ineuality Jesmyn Ward s essay We Gather reflecting on the 1999 decision in City of Chicago v MoralesFIGHT OF THE CENTURY edited by Michael Chabon Ayelet Waldman is an anthology of essays penned by writers reflecting on Duty Free Murder landmark decisions that the ACLU have been involved with over theast 100 years I ve Asperger - Leben in zwei Welten : Betroffene berichten: das hilft mir in Beruf, Partnerschaft Alltag loved the stories behind some of the circumstances of the decisions many will be well known to readers though there were definitely many that I found myselfearning about for the first time Lauren Groff writes about Norma McCorvey the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade and the two young and green attorneys from the University of Texas Law School that took her case to the Supreme Court The uote shared above from Jesmyn Ward s essay was a reflection on an anti gang Hsi K'Ang and His Poetical Essay on the Lute loiteringaw that disproportionately targeted youth on racial grounds and the impact of this robbing the community of the very human pleasure of gathering in public and sharing community The egal history component is balanced with the very personal reflections shared by these authors making this an incredibly moving and informative collection I can not recommend it highly enoughThanks to nycbookgirl avidreaderpress for sending me a review copy This book has multi Personality Disorder Every Chapter Is disorder Every chapter is by a different positionperson Every chapter is read by somebody else Some are told in first person other in 3rd Some are serious expirations into the case. A uniue collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman Fight of the Century features original essays by the most influential writers at work today including Jennifer Egan Neil Gaiman Marlon James Viet Thanh Nguyen Salman Rushdie Jesmyn Ward and each writing about a andmark ACLU case published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the organizationThe American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries including Helen Keller and Jane Addams A century after its founding the ACLU remain. Others are simply people telling personal anecdotes This creates a disjointed feel in the book Some of the stories I really iked but some were disapointingI don t know how much of Ulysseys v US is true but I hope it is Same with the closing argument for Brandenburg v OhioReno v ACLU And Ashcroft v ACLU was possibly my favorite story it was also the most serious in tone What is the relationship between freedom of speech when measured against responsibility to protect minors Excellent discussion Some of these reflections are about the cases themselves and others are about the societal conditions that gave rise to them with eual parts constitutional analysis and passionate rant Neil Gaiman s and George Saunders essays are reasonably even handed The ones about civil rights are the most heated and justifiably so But the best is the one that argues against the ACLU s position in Citizens United In what is probably their east celebrated case the ACLU helped to establish as aw the rights of corporations and abor unions to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political candidates in the guise of free speech In his essay Scott Turow rails against the Supreme Court s decision and against the ACLU s participation in Citizens United and the ACLU ends up Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 lookingike a rag doll run over in the rain But the mere fact that Turow s diatribe is included here says something about the ACLU Honey Badger don t care and neither does the ACLU The only thing the ACLU cares about is Witched At Birth (A Paris, Texas Romance, liberty They have no values per se They will defend anyone from the defenseless immigrant to the most ardent racist to the fictitious personal entity called a corporation ifiberty is at stake They re brilliant when they re right and they re infuriating when they re wrong but at east they re Brutually Consistent So Thank You ACLU For Including Turow S consistent So thank you ACLU for including Turow s and for all your dark arts But dammit money is still not speech Received as an ARC from the publisher Started 11 28 19 finished 12 7 19 Excellent history of the most influential ACLU cases as well as a history of the ast 100 years of the United States As a reference book it s a great companion piece to How to Read the Constitution and Why by Kim Wehle Both help you to understand our country its good points and its flaws and its efforts to ive up "to its ideals even if it has to be fo Is it too early in the year to say that "its ideals even if it has to be fo Is it too early in the year to say that you buy one book this year it should be this one Yes I know Mantel s conclusion is coming out next month but you should really consider this one I first read about in the NYT Book Review That day I Went Out And Brought It out and brought it because of Marlon James and Victor LaValle the reviewer really iked those essays Then I pulled the book down from the shelf and so who else is it in Jacueline Woodson Geraldine Brooks Neil Gaiman Salman Rushdie George Saunders Jesmyn Ward The book is a collection of essays celebrating the ACLU and famous cases And there really isn t a bad essay. S the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution In collaboration with the ACLU prize winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about Burkes Christmas Surprise landmark cases in the ACLU’s 100 year history In Fight of the Century bestselling and award winning authors present uniueiterary takes on historic decisions ike Brown v Board of Education the Scopes trial Roe v Wade and Contributors include Geraldine Brooks Michael Cunningham Jennifer Egan Dave Eggers Louise Erdrich Neil Gaiman Lauren Groff Marlon James

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