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87 5 VICTORY BROWN’S TRUE AMBITION WAS no secret to those who knew him. He wanted to be governor, had always wanted to be governor. The San Francisco district at- torney’s office had an east-facing window that offered a glimpse of the Ferry Building down by the water, then the Bay Bridge and the Berkeley hills be- yond. Tom Lynch remembered Brown standing at that window, back in the winter of 1944 when he first took office, and peering into both the distance and the future. “You know, Tom,” Brown told him, “I can almost see Sacra- mento from here.”1 But he had

The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

C H A P T E R E L E V E N Victory at Any Cost Vasily Safronchuk, the Soviet adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, stated in 1 9 8 1 that since the "Afghan revolution" was similar to the Soviet revolution, it would triumph in a matter of time. Although an adviser, Safronchuk worked as if he were the minister for foreign affairs in Kabul. His statement implied that the Soviets would support the Kabul regime until it overcame the resistance. Safronchuk echoed his government's position, which was that until armed interference in the internal

10 Politics, Heresy, Final Victory For a good many generations after his death Colet was remembered primarily for the school he had founded. But for his contemporaries, his importance was due at least as much to his being dean of St. Paul 's and a well-known figure at court . Erasmus decided to conclude his account of Colet by dramatizing a scene that focused on the interconnections be- tween Colet 's two worlds, the church and the court . This scene will occupy much of our attention throughout the present chapter , and it will be well to have its key

Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court

expected. Rather than capping a distinguished career in geog- raphy, science, and government, the late 1940s brought a comprehensive array of defeats for the “dean of American geographers.” He refocused his attention on Johns Hopkins University in the autumn of 1945 but found a new generation of faculty and students more alienated from his imperious administration than ever before. Worse, his burning ambition to build a 15 DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY school of geography did not gel into a coherent faculty. Now sixty-six years old and still turning up at the office

1 1 Hindu Sectarianism and the City of Victory This book explores the ways in which the patronage activities of a major preco- lonial South Indian polity, the Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565), influenced the articulation of Hindu sectarian identities. Named after its capital, “the City of Victory,” as a testament to its rulers’ military prowess, this empire eventually encompassed most of the Indian peninsula south of the Krishna River. However, the empire’s historic significance is not limited to India; for a little over two cen- turies, the empire sat

twelve The Myth and Reality of the “Great Victory” The Chechen elders convene yet again for another Mekh-Khel. Sitting in state on their stone seats under the great dome of dark-blue sky, they try to deWne the most difWcult thing in the world. After three days’ deliberation they answer that the hardest lot is being a Chechen. One of them still voices his doubt: isn’t there anything harder than that? The chairman then corrects the verdict, saying the hardest thing is to go through life remaining a Chechen to the end. “Present-Day Chechen Folklore,” Mekh-Khel, no

TWELVE Flashback: Collapse and Victory of the Enlightenment Let us now return to the background of this great fermentation. In the sixteenth century, about two-thirds of the Jews in the world lived in the united kingdom of Poland-Lithuania (after they were expelled from England, France, most of Italy and Germany, Spain, and Portugal). The kingdom of Poland and Lithuania was then the largest country in Europe, stretching from the Baltic Sea almost to the Black Sea and from the outskirts of Berlin to a short distance from Moscow. This territory eventually

269 Despite the shortcomings of the Wagner Act and the crippling eff ects of the strike on the SWOC, Little Steel’s adherence to the open shop did not sur- vive the war. By the end of the summer of 1942, every one of the companies involved in the strike had signed collective bargaining agreements with the SWOC, which had since reorganized as the USW. Over the next several decades, these developments positioned the USW to become an institu- tional cornerstone of the American labor movement at the pinnacle of its postwar infl uence. And yet as this victory