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By Howard Friel

During the lens of a cautious review of the political opinions of MIT’s Noam Chomsky and Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz—the protagonists of a Cambridge-based feud over the last 40 years—author Howard Friel chronicles an American highbrow background from the U.S. warfare in Vietnam within the Sixties to the modern debate in regards to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Major findings demonstrate the consistency of Chomsky’s principled help of overseas legislations, human rights, and civil liberties, and a reversal by means of Dershowitz from aid within the Nineteen Sixties to competition of these felony criteria at the present time. while Chomsky has hostile competitive conflict (including by way of the USA and Israel) all through his educational profession, Dershowitz moved from opposing the struggle in Vietnam to assisting the U.S.-led conflict on terrorism, which include “preventive wars,” “preemptive attacks,” armed reprisals, and specified extrajudicial killings. even supposing Dershowitz as soon as hostile the Nixon administration’s attack on civil liberties, he now writes favorably a couple of “jurisprudence of the preventive state” within the usa, which might most likely legalize “preventive surveillance,” “preventive interrogations,” and “preventive detentions.”

Friel’s quantity argues Chomskyan adherence by means of the us to foreign legislation and human rights would scale back the specter of terrorism and guard civil liberties, that the Dershowitz-backed conflict on terrorism raises the specter of terrorism and undermines civil liberties, and that the incremental yet regular transition towards a preventive kingdom threatens the everlasting suspension of civil liberties within the usa.

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She had managed large projects with Fortune 500 companies and had won million-dollar contracts. With an MA in industrial relations and many years experience in managing client relationships and developing programs, she was an asset to the firm. In spite of the credentials and experience of these women, their careers were derailed. Chapter 5 details the obstacles common to each woman as she tried to successfully navigate her way through the organization. Chapter 6 provides more details of the events leading to these women’s dismissals.

The United Kingdom’s 50% proportion of female to male earnings compares with an 80% proportion in Sweden. The same report records that the gap narrowed less in Britain over the period of the 1970s than elsewhere (United Nations, 1995). In Britain women earned about two thirds the average male salary for as long as records have been kept until about 1974, when their percentage began to rise to about 73% (Ellison, 1989). K. Labour Page 13 Force Survey suggested that women in full-time hourly employment had reached 79% of male earnings (Sly, 1996).

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1–56720–356–6 (alk. paper) 1. Sex discrimination in employment—Case studies. 2. Women—Employment—Case studies. I. Title. 13'3—dc21 99–056363 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 2000 by Martha E. Reeves All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 99–056363 ISBN: 1–56720–356–6 First published in 2000 Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

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