Goetz, writes Richard Maxwell Brown, was acquitted of wrongdoing in the spirit of a uniquely American view of self-defense, a view forged in frontier gunfights like Hickok's. When faced with a deadly threat, we have the right to stand our ground and fight.
We have no duty to retreat. No Duty to Retreat offers an engrossing account of how this idea of self-defense emerged, focusing in particular on the gunfights of the frontier and their impact on our legal traditions.
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The right to stand one's ground, Brown tells us, appeared relatively recently. The Cambridge Medieval History - vol 2.
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Search inside document. Daughter of one of the bear-keepers of the hippodrome, brought up by an indulgent mother amongst the society which frequented the purlieus of the circus, this young girl, beautiful, intelligent, and witty — if we may believe the gossip of the Secret History —soon succeeded in charming and scandalising the capital. At the theatre where she appeared in tableaux vivants and pantomimes she ventured on the most audacious representations: in town she became famous for the follies of her entertainments, the boldness of her man- ners, and the multitude of her lovers.
She was seen at Alexandria, where she became known to several of the leaders of the Monophysite party, and returned — perhaps under their influence —to a more Christian and purer mode of life. She was again seen at Antioch, and then returned to Constantinople, matured and wiser.
He heaped riches upon her, obtained for her the title of patrician, and became the humble minister of her hatred or her affection.