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Author Lobel, Jules.

Title Success Without Victory : Lost Legal Battles and the Long Road to Justice in America
Published New York : NYU Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (331 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Losers, Fools, and Prophets; 2 Can Law Stop War? The Constitution and Iraq; 3 A Tradition of Resistance: Antislavery Litigators and the Fight for Freedom; 4 "A Fine Agitation": Women's Suffrage Goes to Court; 5 Plessy v. Ferguson: The Fool's Last Battle; 6 Plant-Closing Litigation: "Youngstown Sure Died Hard"; 7 Politics versus Law: Were Travelers to Cuba Trading with the Enemy?; 8 Challenging United States Intervention in Central America; 9 End of an Era: Fighting U.S. Action in Kosovo; 10 Conclusion; Notes; Index; About the Author
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
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814752810