He kept himself in the public eye through a variety of voluntary acts: the global expeditions, his publications, the political embroilments
with the Roosevelt administration, his wartime service, and finally his enlistment in the cause of ecology and preservation.
Alison Williams and Jonathan Donaldson explore some of the 61 ongoing embroilments
that involve overlapping claims to territorial waters.
Most of these embroilments
, to the extent they bother anyone, affect not the United States but its allies--and these allies are generally capable of handling the consequences, be it Indonesia and Australia, or the Balkans and Europe.
In between the complex delays and legal embroilments
of the Levy family and others over the disposition of the house after Uriah's death--Urofsky does not spare us the family's reversals of reputation exacerbated by the lies that prejudice breeds--the estate fell into disrepair almost beyond correction.
In a follow-up article, "Annual Report of the Managing Director", we read, "(We) strenuously object to that part of the report of the Committee of Five dealing with the Wright Acts" (I cannot remember what this act was about, except I think it was about prohibition enforcement in California) and "this committee should not be engaged in political embroilments
relative to our dry laws".
62) In sum, the court saw "as the necessary effects of the kind of legislation involved here not only substantial support for a religious enterprise, but also the kind of reciprocal embroilments
of government and religion which the First Amendment was meant to avoid.