Thurman Arnold

Fair Fight and Foul, A Dissenting Lawyer’s Life by Thurman Arnold published in 1951. Arnold was a lawyer and a law professor at Yale and served under FDR as Assistant Attorney General in charge of antitrust enforcement for five years. He is perhaps best known for his book The Folklore of Capitalism published in 1937.

“To bring this about, the important thing needed is the recognition of a national obligation to remove misery and economic destitution into which criminals are born. Once that obligation is accepted, the goods and services to meet it can easily be forthcoming from the constantly increasing productive capacity of the twentieth-century industrial revolution. The necessity to produce these goods will make us not poorer but more prosperous than we were before. The tremendously important result of the exposure of the moral values implicit in the Durham case and in the Gideon case is that these moving dramas on the courtroom stage tend to create a compassionate society. Only a compassionate society can take the measures that will solve the problems of crime and violence in our great cities.”

Trump must go.

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