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Book Review: To Secure These Rights: The Report Of The President's Committee On Civil Rights, Felix S. Cohen Jan 1948

Book Review: To Secure These Rights: The Report Of The President's Committee On Civil Rights, Felix S. Cohen

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THE President's Committee has received a well-deserved accolade of praise
from the civilized, and of brickbats from the blood-fanatics, for its report on
civil rights in America, of which more than a million copies have been reprinted.
So far as I know, however, none of the commentators on this important
document has noted that it is not the first in its field. Some 78 years
before the landing of the Pilgrims, the first comprehensive report on the civil
rights of Americans was completed. In the concluding paragraphs of his
report, dated December 8, 1542, Fra Bartholomew de las Casas ...


Holmes-Cohen Correspondence, Felix S. Cohen Jan 1948

Holmes-Cohen Correspondence, Felix S. Cohen

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"To have known Holmes," wrote Morris R. Cohen soon after the death of America's great jurist, "was to have had a revelation of the possibilities of . . . human personality. His conversation and bearing were like rare music that lingers in one's memory. One is fortunate to hear some reverberating echo of it. It is the function of the great biographer to catch such echoes, and from conversations, letters, and scattered writings reconstruct some idea of the original integrated life."' In this reconstructing of a life that is gone, yet still so much with all of us who value thought ...