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The Verdict of History: The Great Trials. from Ancient Times to Our Days. (Hardcover)
"An injustice to one is a threat made to all" (Montesquieu). This book seeks to document and analyse the great legal trials of history, from ancient times to our days. The protagonists include Socrates, Catiline, Sacco and Vanzetti, Oscar Wilde, and Giulio Andreotti. The careful reader will naturally wonder, how fair were these trials? This book narrates the trials and provides an original historical account of the evolution of human civilization from a range of perspectives. Indeed, the author posits that from the various charges, exchanges between prosecution and defence, and intentions expressed in the cases. The great existential values of humanity are revealed. Our protagonists embodied ideals that remain current to this day. Each one of them has left us a specific message to reflect upon.