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Aid and comfort : Jane Fonda in North Vietnam
Holzer, Henry Mark, 1933-
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Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., [2002]

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x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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This work investigates Jane Fonda's activities in North Vietnam and argues that she could have been indicted for treason, that there would have been enough evidence to take the case to a jury, that she could have been convicted, and that a conviction probably would have been upheld on appeal. It also considers Fonda's early life and the effect it had on her behavior and beliefs in her later years, her audience of American POWS who were forced by the Vietnamese to listen to her broadcasts condemning them as war criminals, her arrival in Vietnam and how it was viewed by American servicemen and civilians, the crime of treason throughout history, and the only Congressional inquiry into her actions, which resulted in the government's decision to take no legal action against her.

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Henry Mark Holzer is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn Law School. Erika Holzer is a lawyer, novelist and essayist. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Table of Contents

Col. George "Bud" Day
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. x
Introduction: In Pursuit of Justicep. 1
Part I Prelude to North Vietnam
1 The Early Jane Fondap. 11
2 The Anti-War Jane Fondap. 20
Part II In North Vietnam
3 Captive Audience: The American POWsp. 33
4 "Adhering to Their Enemies"p. 59
5 "Giving Them Aid and Comfort"p. 77
Part III Treason
6 Constitutional Treasonp. 95
7 World War II Treason Prosecutionsp. 113
8 Jane Fonda and the Law of Treasonp. 131
Part IV Closure
9 The Government's Capitulationp. 145
10 United States of America v. Jane Fondap. 165
Conclusionp. 171
Appendix Texts of Fonda's Hanoi Broadcasts to U.S. Servicemenp. 173
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 203