The Emerging Police State

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by William Kuntsler

Ocean Books

2004

SKU: 9781876175795

 

The defiance, anger, passion and optimism of America's "most celebrated and most detested" radical lawyer William Kunstler ring throughout this selection of his unpublished speeches. This book also includes transcripts of secretly recorded speeches from Kunstler's FBI file.

Kunstler was outspoken in his opposition to war, racism and political repression, defending Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Chicago Seven and countless others. Consequently, the FBI maintained an extensive file on him, including secretly recorded transcripts of many of Kunstler's public speeches. The introduction by Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, highlights the fact that Kunstler's warning about the encroaching police state is even more prescient today.

William Kunstler was the most famous radical lawyer of his time, often compared to Clarence Darrow of an earlier era. He represented, among many others, the Chicago Seven, the Attica prisoners, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.