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The Quest for the Dream: The Development of Civil Rights and Human Relations in Modern America

Roche, John Pearson

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1963
Condition: good Hardcover
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23 cm, 308 pages, chapter notes, index, tear & creases in rear DJ, DJ in plastic sleeve, "signed" sticker on DJ spine. Signed by the author. A hopeful report on the significant development of human freedom in the United States over the preceding fifty years. Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life, and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, national origin, color, age, political affiliation, ethnicity, religion, or disability; and individual rights such as privacy and the freedoms of thought, speech, religion, press, assembly, and movement. Civil and political rights form the original and main part of international human rights. They comprise the first portion of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (with economic, social, and cultural rights comprising the second portion). From an obituary posted on-line: John P. Roche was a political scientist, counselor to Presidents and emeritus professor at Tufts University. He reached emeritus status as the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of American Civilization and Foreign Affairs. His main areas of scholarship were political theory, constitutional law and the formative era of the American Republic. Professor Roche was a prolific author of books and articles. He was also a syndicated columnist, and once described his politics as "Social Democrat." He was a consultant to John F. Kennedy when Kennedy was a Senator and later when he was President. He was also a special adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968.In the 1950's he was active in the civil-rights movement. He was a cofounder of Americans for Democratic Action and served as its president from 1962 to 1965. In the 1960's, he also wrote speeches for Hubert H. Humphrey, beginning when Humphrey was a Senator and later Vice President. Professor Roche's governmental positions included service on the Eisenhower Commission on International Radio Broadcasting, the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and, most recently, the President's Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament.After his White House service under President Johnson, Professor Roche wrote a syndicated column titled "A Word Edgewise" for 14 years. He also shared writing duties with Patrick J. Buchanan and Kevin Phillips, among others, for the "Newswatch" column in TV Guide, and his articles appeared in many other publications.Professor Roche's best known academic work was "The Founding Fathers, a Reform Caucus in Action". Among his other notable books were "The Quest for the Dream: Civil Liberties in Modern America" (1963), "Shadow and Substance: Studies in the Theory and Structure of Politics" (1964), and "Sentenced to Life: Reflections on Politics, Education and Law" (1974). Bookseller Inventory # 35028

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Title: The Quest for the Dream: The Development of ...

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: good

Dust Jacket Condition: fair to good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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