Conscious that the final resolution to the war would be critical to the Zionist claims on Palestine, their British and American leaders became increasingly involved in a secretive network aimed at influencing government policy. 2,679 more words
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Chaim Weizmann had a valuable friend, the journalist and editor, C P Scott. Later the proprietor of the Manchester Guardian, Scott was an Oxford-educated man of staunch Liberal leanings. 1,554 more words
"If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
“If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”
— Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, statesman, political figure, Dissenting, Olmstead v.6 more words
It is intriguing to note that the “instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise” of the 1890s presented similar problems as “revenge porn” does today. They both “ the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that “what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops.” Equally, the invasiveness of the newspapers was seen in promoting an obsession with gossip, which “belittles by inverting the relative importance of things”, and with coarsening triviality, which “destroys at once robustness of thought and delicacy of feeling.655 more words