Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This thesis attempts to provide a conception of the Russell Tribunal as an organization deeply rooted in ritual practice and social criticism. Contrary to prevailing views that describe the Tribunal as nothing more than a (failed) legal court or an organization that sought to engage with international law, this thesis argues that the Tribunal, far from an organization rooted in judging the legality of the Vietnam War, can actually be understood as an organization that sought to enhance the social criticism of its members.
Blackburn, Henry, "Up Close and Personal: Ritual, Social Criticism, and the Russell Tribunal" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1566.
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