Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age
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 legal debates and trials in the past few decades. With "Shouting Fire", Dershowitz returns to what he knows best and cares about most. A personal selection of his best and most provocative writings on rights, "Shouting Fire" covers a vast spectrum of civil liberties issues -- everything 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 Dershowitz's 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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Review: Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent AgeUser Review - Frederick Bingham - Goodreads
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 Most of the material is way out of date, some even from the '60s and '70s. Read full review
Review: Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent AgeUser Review - G. Branden - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review