Perversions of Justice
Indigenous Peoples and Anglo-American Law
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Perversions of Justice by Ward Churchill
Book DescriptionThe United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S. has consistently employed a corrupt from of legalism as a means of establishing colonial control and empire. Along the way, he demonstrates how this "nation of laws" has so completely subverted the law of nations that the current America-dominated international order ends up, like the U.S. -itself, functioning in a manner dia-metrically opposed to the ideals of freedom and democracy it professes to embrace. By tracing the evolution of federal Indian law, Churchill is able to show how the premises set forth therein not only spilled over onto non-Indians in the U.S., but were also adapted for application abroad. The trajectory of America's imperial logic can be followed all the way to the present New World Order in which "what we say goes" at the dawn of the third millennium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872864115
(216mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ward Churchill
Academic Repression, Paperback (April 2010)
A spirited defense of academic freedom in the face of modern-day McCarthyism.
Pacifism as Pathology, Paperback (February 2007)
A searing, well-reasoned challenge to the purely-pacifist resistance of many contemporary left movements.
Acts of Rebellion, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Ward Churchill
Seeking to convey what has been done to Native North America, Churchill dissects Native Americans' struggles for property and freedom, their resistance and repression, cultural issues, and radical Indian ideologies.
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Author Biography - Ward Churchill
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of AIM, and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.
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