Points of Rebellion Author:William O. Douglas [If you want to see a true radical political thinker, read this essay by the then-US Supreme Court Justice, who once declared from the bench, for example, "I read the First Amendment's "government shall make no law regarding freedom of speech" to mean "*government shall make no law* regarding freedom of speech!" — (Remember, this was published in... more » 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War.)
"We must realize that today's Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution." -- William O. Douglas.
IN this explosive and critically important book, the best-known liberal Justice of the [US] Supreme Court speaks out eloquently in behalf of the waves of rebellion that are sweeping the nation and, indeed, the entire world. Justice Douglass argues that young people are right to rise up against widespread poverty, segregation, inequitable laws, and inadequate eduction. they are right to protest the pollution of America--a pollution that befouls the natural elements, the political system, and freedom itself. He points out that although violence has no constitutional sanction, it is often the only effective response when grievances keep mounting and most elected spokesmen represent the Establishment.
Points of Rebellion is a somber warning to all Americans. With compelling force, Justice Douglass foretells impending--and inevitable--revolution in the nation...unless the Establishemnt responds to the urgency of current protest with fundamental and wide-ranging social reform.« less