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The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S. has consistently employed a corrupt from of legalism as a means of establishi ...more
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Published January 1st 2003 by City Lights Publishers
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The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S. has consistently employed a corrupt from of legalism as a means of establishing colonial control and empire. Along the way, he demonstrates how this "nation of laws" has so completely subverted the law ...more
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Oct 22, 2007 Mike rated it really liked it
Pretty good book on International Indigenous Law and the way that the US government dealt with those claims when dealing with sovereign indigenous nations. Churchill writes like an academic, but if you have a desire in issues like this, it's worth trying to plow through.
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Apr 01, 2016 sologdin rated it it was ok
basic thesis is that US law fed dialectically from the initial interaction of state of native polities, developing thereby the ordinary apparatus for US interactions thereafter.
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American Indian writer, political activist and former professor of ethnic studies in Colorado at Boulder from 1990 till 2007.

Churchill`s writings are mostly about the history of the American Indians and what he calls the genocide on the indigenous people of North America.

An essay of him where he claimed the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center were a response to America`s foreign policy, sparked
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