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Political Crime in Europe
Today one hears the expressions political crime, political criminals, and political prisoners bandied about in the press and in public discussion with little precision of meaning. They are used, more often than not, in a pejorative sense. 1 To many Americans these terms suggest the legal persecution of unpopular dissident groups or individuals for their political, religious, or ideological beliefs, and therefore lend themselves easily to polemical discussion. With little discrimination thedoi:10.1525/9780520347069-001 fatcat:5nnhlabm5zhozk3exukv3qjpqi