Traitors and Heroes

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Traitors and Heroes

By Martin Garbus
Atheneum, 1987
305 pp. $19.95

Martin Garbus is a crusader for human rights. As a lawyer for individual defendants or observer for international organizations he has been present at trials in South Africa, Chile and the Soviet Union, countries where legal processes are used as tools for the imposition of the will of those holding power and the suppression of dissidence; treason is as they define it. After describing his experiences in those countries he goes on to discuss the state of human rights in the United States and takes his stand as an absolutist on the bill of rights: freedom, uncompromised and uncompromising, for the individual. On foreign policy he is critical of all recent administrations (including Carter's) for insufficient support of human rights throughout the world.

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