Shouting Fire by Alan M. Dershowitz
Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age

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A personal selection of his best and most provocative writings on rights, 0 covers a vast spectrum of civil liberties issueseverything from the right to choice to the separation between church and state to the Holocaust and its long shadows. But also here, for the first time, is Dershowitzs surprising and brilliantly creative philosophy of rights, an innovative approach developed over nearly four decades and which is sure to cause controversy.

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Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.
Published January 9, 2002 by Little, Brown. 512 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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And each right is also a dynamic product, “informed by the gradual changes of history and experience,” both from legal and moral perspectives, and “one must constantly defend it, reconsider it, redefine it, and be prepared to change it.” Because, he states, that is what our law is about: devising...

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This collection of 55 short pieces (some new, most reprinted) maps out Dershowitz's thoughts on a wide range of legal and social topics: the role of psychiatry in the legal process, the problems of how the U.S. legal system chooses judges, the misuses of entrapment and "sting" operations even whe...

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