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Lawyer and columnist Dershowitz, author of Reversal of Fortune looks back over his life experiences, specific cases, and historic causes to reflect on his generation of Jews in the US - the changes they've seen, the changes they've created and the changes that must still take place.
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published 1991 by Little Brown and Company
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Irving Koppel
Feb 07, 2010 Irving Koppel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jewish persons as well as non-Jews
Recommended to Irving by: No one.
"Chutzpah" by Alan Dershowitz

The definition of chutzpah is something like hubris or extreme arrogance.What Mr.Dershowitz is urging on his co-religionists is to
assert themselves as first-class cititzens,rather than accepting a role
as a second-class minority.

The author points out that because of the uniqueness of America in
not having an established religion,the Jewish people for the first time
in 2,000 years should avail themselves of the opportunity to participate
as full-fledged citizens.

He t...more
Nancy chavenson
Sep 20, 2007 Nancy chavenson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: interesting
What the undercurrents were to be in jewish Academia at Ivy league Schools (Harvard)during the 70's.Harvard years ago did not accept Jews. Also about expressing your judaism in the workplace and world at large, when historically Jews tried to conceal their identity.
Ian Sirota
Alan Dershowitz, maybe better than any other author, "gets" the American Jewish experience. If you want a great insight into that experience, read this book.
Aug 08, 2008 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone that wants to read something different and LEARN.
Recommended to Lisa by: My Dad
This book is great. Very well-written. Sad at times, hilarious in others, but you definitely get taken along for the ride.
Dershowitz tends to be pompous.
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Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer, jurist, and political commentator. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is known for his career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases and commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

He has spent most of his career at Harvard, where, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor in its history, until No...more
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