The Crisis in Political Rights

By Edwin J. Lukas

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1950

The author notes that the renaissance in concern for the civil rights of African-Americans ("Negroes"), as well as Jews, has occurred in parallel to a chilling drop in respect for civil liberties such as freedom of expression and political belief. He argues strongly against McCarthyism, which, he contends, is presented as a security concern, but is really a political maneuver designed to repress opposing political ideas. While acknowledging the real threat of communism, the author maintains that it is possible and necessary to stand firm for a free society even while standing firm for a free economy.

Topic: Political Behavior, Civil Rights, Democracy, Advocacy, Tolerance, Law, Ideology, Public Policy, Politics, Values

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/no.1

Page Number(s): 34-37

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lukas, Edwin J. The Crisis in Political Rights. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1950: 34-37.


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