Making a Case for Free Speech - Alan Dershowitz
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He's defends our civil liberties and free speech... Alan Dershowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholars. Over the past 40 years, he has met with every U.S. president and served as legal counsel on some of the most notable criminal and civil trials in the country. Dershowitz discusses tensions in the Middle East and his upcoming book with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Alan Dershowitz (00:00:00)
  • Defending Israel (00:03:37)
  • Israel and Progressives (00:07:22)
  • Iran’s Nuclear Threat (00:10:42)
  • The Palestinian Dispute (00:24:59)
  • Cancel Culture vs. McCarthyism (00:34:05)
  • Alternative News Sources (00:38:55)
  • Free Speech on College Campuses (00:39:31)
  • An Optimistic Note (00:47:10)

Guest Bio:

Alan Dershowitz is been a fierce activist, lawyer, author and educator. Dershowitz kickstarted his legal career after clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. He subsequently served as a criminal and civil attorney while teaching at Harvard Law School for nearly half a century until his retirement in 2013.

Today, Dershowitz has written 47 books that span a variety of subjects — from politics in the Middle East to the rise of cancel culture in America. He also hosts The Dershow on Apple Podcasts.

Resources Mentioned:

·       The Case for Israel

·       Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process

·       Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo

·       Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client

·       The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities

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