Charles Horowitz, Judging Judgments, 7 Gonz. L. Rev. 1 (1971).
We are passing through a period of general disillusionment in contemporary America. The successes to which we have become
accustomed since the founding of our country seem suddenly faltering. In contemporary America we are witnessing the alienation of the blacks and other minority groups (i.e., the university student and the young), the downgrading of law enforcement officials, the rise in crimes of violence, the steady decline of the influence of the church, particularly during the last seven years, the rise in unemployment and inflation, the fear of recession and the increasing cost of government. This has been accompanied, and in part possibly caused, by the dissatisfaction with and weakening of our international role and its awesome assumption of responsibility, and the disillusioning recognition of our limitations, both as a military and as an economic power. In general, we face an increased aggressiveness of the poor, the young, the dissatisfied and those who have suffered discrimination, involving the issues of poverty, racism, war and peace, accompanied by a reciprocal and increasing resentment of those against whom aggressiveness has been vented.
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