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Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal by David Stebenne

By David Stebenne

This e-book is the 1st biography ever written of Arthur J. Goldberg, the previous exertions legal professional, Secretary of work below Kennedy, and ultimate courtroom justice (which put up he resigned on the request of Lyndon Johnson to develop into U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations), who performed a number one function in American political lifestyles from global warfare II until eventually the top of the Sixties. Goldberg, who by no means wrote memoirs himself, shared his concepts approximately his existence and paintings with Stebenne in a chain of conversations, which came about sometimes from the autumn of 1981 via to Goldberg's dying in 1990. He additionally allowed Stebenne entry to his papers, together with these held less than seal in presidential libraries and on the Library of Congress. dependent upon those precise assets and written to be available to a large viewers, Arthur J. Goldberg is either the tale of a number one American liberal and a heritage of recent American liberalism.

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Donovan recognized that and, in one of his rare efforts to create administrative order, had formally constituted the labor operation as a special intelligence branch in December 1942, shortly after the Joint Chiefs of Staff had approved the OSS charter, which guaranteed the agency's continued existence at least through the war's end. The following May, Donovan recommended Goldberg for an army commission. The OSS board responsible for such matters recommended that he receive the rank of major, but the army approved, to his chagrin, a captain's commission.

27 Another clue to Goldberg's talent for contract negotiation lay in his tendency to leave some areas of disagreement to be solved later, once sufficient common ground had been reached. "28 Such an approach could not have succeeded during the Depression, when unions were weaker and the cost of a strike to employers was smaller because they operated well below capacity. With the recovery of 1940/41, however, stronger unions could exert considerable pressure on employers anxious to avoid disrupting output.

A. Berle Jr. so that the department's representatives knew when a covert operation was under way, but sometimes the OSS chief failed to give Berle notice. The Crucible of Wartime 35 The State Department did not always keep its ambassadors informed either, which on occasion led to some bad feelings all around. More than one aggrieved ambassador, upon discovering an OSS agent planning an operation, tried to squelch it. Vic Shaho, for example, arranged in 1944 for Swedish unionists to strike a Swedish company that was secretly making ball bearings for Germany.

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