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Peter Levine

. Sometimes, profound theory has emerged in the midst of crises when observers and participants have attained a prophetic voice. For example, following nonviolent protests in Selma, Alabama; bloody reprisals by police and vigilantes; and then a triumphant

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Randolph Roth

dead. Three people died in sexual assaults. Another 18 victims (10 percent) were killed in “legal” homicides that involved resisting arrest, resisting attachments of property, or engaging in vigilante violence against murderers who escaped justice by

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“Clear and Present Danger”

The Legacy of the 1917 Espionage Act in the United States

Petra DeWitt

control anyone deliberately interfering with the war effort, but not to suspend the freedom of speech and press. Difficulties with enforcement and interpretation, as well as escalated vigilante behavior, led in May 1918 to the passage of the Sedition Act