103 Harv. L. Rev. 1748 (1989-1990)
Recent Publications

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THE ANTAGONISTS: HUGO BLACK, FELIX FRANKFURTER AND CIVIL
LIBERTIES IN MODERN AMERICA. By James F. Simon. New York:
Simon and Schuster. 1989. Pp. 312. $19.95. Relying significantly
on previously unpublished papers and interviews, the author uses the
contentious relationship between Justices Black and Frankfurter to
illuminate a critical quarter century of Supreme Court history and
doctrine. Simon's analysis of the conflict between the judicial philos-
ophies of activism and restraint, and between the Justices who cham-
pioned them, is easy and interesting reading. A treat for the aficio-
nado of modern American history, the book reviews the divergent
backgrounds and beliefs, the intellectual rivalry, and the final intimate
friendship of two of the most remarkable and influential judicial
personalities of the century. The book is also valuable to the scholar
of the personal interactions behind published opinions, especially be-
cause the material ranges beyond the two Justices and the one topical
area mentioned in the subtitle.
SECURING THE RIGHT TO EMPLOYMENT: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY
AND THE UNEMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES. By Philip Harvey.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 1989. Pp. x, 146.
$25.o0. The basic argument of this book is good jobs at good wages.
The author, a visiting assistant professor at the Yale School of Man-
agement, proposes a national employment assurance policy that
would guarantee public jobs to everyone able to work. Relying on
such authoritative sources as FDR's Economic Bill of Rights and
opinion polls by the New York Times and Fortune, Harvey asserts
that a belief that the federal government should guarantee meaningful
employment to all Americans is widespread. He develops a jobs
program modeled on New Deal social welfare plans that he argues
will prove superior to existing unemployment and antipoverty pro-
grams. The author identifies several potential problems with guar-
anteed public employment, such as rampant inflation, administrative
difficulties, the unavailability of worthwhile work projects, and low
worker morale. These concerns, he maintains, are not insurmount-
able; for example, a public employee who fails to perform his job
satisfactorily could always be terminated and reassigned to another
public job. According to Harvey, only entrenched special interests
stand in the way of full national employment. With the example of
the Soviet Union before us, it's hard to imagine Harvey's program
being ignored for long.

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