MAN OF THE YEAR: Judge John J. Sirica: Standing Firm for the Primacy of Law

There was little ennobling in the broad shape of human affairs in 1973. Mankind progressed haltingly, if at all, in its tortuous quest for greater wisdom in the conduct of international relations and greater brotherhood among individuals. The U.S. continued to improve relations with China and clung to a strained detente with the Soviet Union. But political sentiments elsewhere still were expressed in the blood language of terrorist bombs and bullets, from Belfast to Madrid, Rome to Khartoum. Once more men died in battles on the hot sands of the Sinai and in the barren Golan Heights. The first freely elected...

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