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Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age

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Alan Dershowitz has been involved with so many high profile cases, and has written persuasively about so many issues, that it's sometimes hard to remember that he is, at heart, a legal scholar. He was the youngest professor ever to be given tenure at Harvard Law School. For decades he has been a crusader for civil liberties, often at the forefront of the most important leg ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published January 9th 2002 by Little Brown and Company
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G. Branden
Mar 06, 2009 G. Branden rated it liked it
Dershowitz's 2002 title offers useful perspectives on rights from a legal philosophical perspective, which is to say it's not deeply philosophical at all. On the other hand, it remains rooted in practical, contemporary (and often hot-button) issues which aid its accessibility and makes the case to the layman for why a theory of rights is needed, even if Dershowitz offers little in the way of answers.

Marring this book but illustrative of this gap in the author's thinking is his straight-faced adv
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Jan 01, 2012 Frederick Bingham rated it it was ok
A book on various legal aspects of civil rights and the first amendment. It consists of essays and newspaper columns by a legal scholar. Some mildly interesting discussion of some famous court cases. Most of the material is way out of date, some even from the '60s and '70s.
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Jul 22, 2007 Dale rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any U.S. Citizen
Alan Dershowitz is brilliant, so anything he writes is also brilliant. This book is a must-read for anyone who wonders how we, as Americans, can balance our civil rights against those of others.
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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
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