Alan Dershowitz is Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”
He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg.
He has also published more than 1000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, Huffington Post, Newsmax, Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz.
Professor Dershowitz is the author of 30 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience, including The New York Times #1 bestseller Chutzpah and five other national bestsellers. His autobiography, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, was published in October 2013 by Crown, a division of Random House. Earlier titles include “an exceptional, action packed book,” The Trials of Zion, a novel which has been called “a thought-provoking page turner;” Rights From Wrong; The Case For Israel; The Case For Peace; Blasphemy; Preemption; Finding Jefferson; and Shouting Fire.
In addition to his numerous law review articles and books about criminal and constitutional law, he has written, taught and lectured about history, philosophy, psychology, literature, mathematics, theology, music, sports – and even delicatessens.
In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith presented him with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his “compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights.”
In presenting the award, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel said: “If there had been a few people like Alan Dershowitz during the 1930s and 1940s, the history of European Jewry might have been different.”
Professor Dershowitz has been awarded the honorary doctor of laws degree by Yeshiva University, Brooklyn College, Syracuse University, Tel Aviv University, New York City College, Haifa University and several other institutions of learning. He has also been the recipient of numerous academic awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on human rights, a fellowship at The Center for The Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences and several Dean’s Awards for his books.
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1. Any Kind Of Censorship Is Bad
2. Trillion Dollar Companies Hiding Behind Community Policies
3. We Have To Choose A Side
4. Today We Have The Worst Elements Of Censorship
5. Few Private Networks Control The Flow Of Information
6. We Need To Hear Opposing Views To Form An Opinion
7. We Should Lead By Being Unbiased And Truthful
8. Me Too Movement
9. Defunding The Police Is A Revolutionary Act
10. We Should Allow People To Protest But Not Harm Property
11. The Trust Must Be Restored By Taking Less Lethal Measures
12. Once You Deceive The Citizen You Lose The Trust
13. The Legality Of Government Mandated Vaccines And Its Censorship
14. My Job Is To Defend People Whether Guilty Or Innocent
15. The OJ Simpson Case And The Biased Way Netflix Presented The Documentary
16. Representing Natan Sharansky A Human Rights Activist
17. Secret To My Success
18. At 10 Years Old Living In Israel During The Holocaust
19. I Have Written 43 Books So Far
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