Civil Liberties and Nazis: The Skokie Free-Speech Controversy

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Praeger, 1985 - Political Science - 227 pages
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This study of civil liberties focuses on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the dispute in Skokie, Illinois over the rights of members of the Nazi party to hold public demonstrations. Because this issue promoted at least one-fourth of the membership of the ACLU to take some form of action, ranging from objecting and reducing financial contributions to resigning, this conflict presents the opportunity for a case study of the conditions under which attitudes toward civil liberties are mobilized into behavior.

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1 Political Tolerance of the American Public
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The Context of the SkokieNazi Dispute
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The Nature of the Samples
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