Closing Arguments

Closing Arguments

Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society

Book - 2005
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include such topics as whether the human race is getting anywhere, whether there is a purpose in the universe, and whether individuals can control their conduct. His commentary ranges from the "ordeal" of Prohibition and what he considered the obscenities of capital punishment and the aims of the eugenics movement. What he writes about himself, however, is some of the most fascinating material in the collection. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Darrow's homespun image, at least as he presented it before juries and to the press, concealed a sophisticated sense of the law, an exceptional grasp of strategy, an almost numinous ability to persuade. In this collection of 40 years of Darrow's work, ranging from his view of women's suffrage of 1893 to his ruminations on life after death in 1936, two years before he found out for sure if he was right. Many of the writings here have not been republished since their original editions, and
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2005
ISBN: 0821416324 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B DARROW
Characteristics: xxi, 268 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Joshi, S. T. 1958-

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