Pick of the paperbacks; The Nazi/Shokie Conflict: A Civil Liberties Battle, by David Hamlin. Boston: Beacon Press. 184 pp. $6.25.
Seldom has the American Civil Liberties Union's decision to defend an individual's right to express a viewpoint fostered such animosity as its decision on April 27, 1977. The ACLU chose to defend the right of self-proclaimed Nazi Frank Collin to stage a rally in Skokie, Ill. -- a community where some 7,000 Jewish survivors of the Holocaust live. The case was the subject of a widely publicized TV program last season. Author David Hamlin, then executive director of the ACLU, gives an impassioned view of the events and the attempt to uphold the First Amendment.Skip to next paragraph
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