By John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer

ISBN-10: 1848107323

ISBN-13: 9781848107328

This book offers a wealthy resource of knowledge with greatest influence and minimal litter. precisely one thousand evidence are coated by way of a hundred issues, each one with 10 key issues that offer an easy yet memorable deal with at the topic. attention-grabbing info panels in addition to prolonged captions magnify this fast hearth process.

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Getting in right with crooked bourgeois politicians and pimping for corporations that feed on the blood and sweat of the workers. . You’re a cheap prostitute, that’s what you are, you and your cars and your country estate and your kept parasite of a wife. . ] At the moment when his exemplary success seems on the point of being destroyed, Simon is suddenly faced with the idea that it was of no value in the first place, that he ought to be ashamed of what he has been most proud of, that his struggle has really been his surrender.

You got money and money talks,” she says to her brother Morty. ” To Ralph she says, “here without a dollar you don’t look the world in the eye. ” This being the case, she loads her frustrated yearnings on the back of her son: Ralph should only be a success like you, Morty. I should only live to see the day when he rides up to the door in a big car with a chauffeur and a radio. I could die happy, believe me. Morty is Bessie’s idea of what a man should be—Morty, who, as he boasts, “started from a poor boy who worked on an ice wagon for two dollars a week” and made it big in the dress business.

Since we know Simon is Jewish, everything he is and does, everything that happens to him, has a Jewish subtext for those who wish to see it, a subtext about the Jew as upstart. Simon is accepted by his Gentile fellow ethnics (to use a term Rice would not have known), but the WASP establishment will ultimately have none of him. His great enemy, the man who threatens to get him disbarred for suborning perjury, is Francis Clark Baird, a pillar of that establishment, a member of the Parole Board and the grievance committee of the Bar Association.

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