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Dershowitz, Alan M.

Works: 421 works in 1,077 publications in 13 languages and 46,962 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, pan, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF220, 303.625
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Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest danger facing the world today, says Alan M. Dershowitz, comes from religiously inspired, state sponsored terrorist groups that seek to develop weapons of mass destruction for use against civilian targets. In this book Dershowitz argues passionately and persuasively that global terrorism is a phenomenon largely of our own making and that we must and can take steps to reduce the frequency and severity of terrorist acts. Analyzing recent acts of terrorism and our reaction to them, Dershowitz explains that terrorism is successful when the international community gives in to the demands of terrorists, or even tries to understand and eliminate the "root causes" of terrorism. He discusses extreme approaches to wiping out international terrorism that would work if we were not constrained by legal, moral, and humanitarian considerations. And then, given that we do operate under such constraints, he offers a series of proposals that would effectively reduce the frequency and severity of international terrorism by striking a balance between security and liberty
Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000 by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines "the U.S. Supreme Court's role in ending the presidential election of 2000 with its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore."--Jacket
Reasonable doubts : the O.J. Simpson case and the criminal justice system by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Dershowitz, one of the foremost legal thinkers of our time, explores a series of questions raised by the most watched criminal trial in American history. Through this brilliant, bold, and eye-opening account of the O.J. Simpson case, he exposes the realities of the criminal justice system of this country." "Widely recognized as America's leading appellate attorney and by any measure a great lawyer. Dershowitz was the man chosen to prepare the appeal if Simpson had been convicted. Now Professor Dershowitz steps back from that role, not to defend the defense team, nor even to plead the case for his client's innocence. Instead, he uses the case to examine the larger issues and to identify the social forces - media, money, gender, and race - that shape the criminal justice system in America today."--Jacket
The case for Israel by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's leading attorneys offers an impassioned defense of the state of Israel, arguing that, although the country is not perfect, it remains the only outpost of democracy in the Middle East, answering critics who accuse Israel of being an imperialist power and documenting the facts about the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians
America on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nation by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of trials, criminal and civil, from throughout American history, including treason and impeachment trials, and courts-martial
The abuse excuse : and other cop-outs, sob stories, and evasions of responsibility by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to renowned defense attorney and Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, "abuse excuses" are enabling people to get away with murder - literally. From the Menendez brothers to Lorena Bobbitt, more and more Americans accused of violent crimes are admitting to the charges, but arguing that they shouldn't be held legally responsible. The reason: they're victims - of an abusive parent, a violent spouse, a traumatic experience, ethnic hatred, society at large, or anything else - who struck back at a real or perceived oppressor. And they couldn't help themselves, they say. In this provocative and important collection of essays, Dershowitz reviews a wide range of recent cases - including those of O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, and Woody Allen - and argues that the current vogue in victim defenses is antithetical to the ideals of our constitutional democracy. For Dershowitz, the foundations of American society are individual responsibility and the rule of law. And people who claim to be above the law - whatever the excuse - are no more than vigilantes
The Genesis of justice : ten stories of biblical injustice that led to the Ten Commandments and modern law by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the influence of the biblical Book of Genesis on the evolution of modern concepts of justice, the author examines ten key narratives that gave rise to the Ten Commandments and helped shape our modern legal system
The advocate's devil by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts attorney Abe Ringel defends basketball star Joe Campbell against charges of rape. But as the case unfolds, Ringel develops doubts about Campbell's innocence
Rights from wrongs by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rights from Wrongs, renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz puts forward a wholly new and compelling answer to one of the most persistent dilemmas in both law and moral philosophy: where do our rights come from? Does something called "natural law" really exist outside of what is written in constitutions and legal statutes? If so, how can we know what this law says, and why are rights not the same everywhere and in all eras?" "In this book, Dershowitz offers a fresh resolution to this age-old dilemma: Rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone. They arise out of particular human experiences with injustice. While justice is an elusive concept, hard to define, and subject to conflicting interpretations, injustice is immediate, intuitive, widely agreed upon, and very tangible. Rights from Wrongs is the first book to propose a theory of rights that emerges not from some theory of perfect justice but from its opposite: from the bottom up, from trial and error, and from our collective experience of injustice. Human rights come from human wrongs."--Jacket
Is there a right to remain silent? : coercive interrogation and the Fifth Amendment after 9/11 by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to remain silent, guaranteed by the famed Fifth Amendment case, Miranda v. Arizona, is perhaps one of the most easily recognized and oft-quoted constitutional rights in American culture. Yet despite its ubiquity, there is widespread misunderstanding about the right and the protections promised under the Fifth Amendment. In this book, the author a legal scholar reveals precisely why our Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11. As security concerns have heightened, law enforcement has increasingly turned its attention from punishing to preventing crime. The author argues that recent Supreme Court decisions have opened the door to coercive interrogations, even when they amount to torture, if they are undertaken to prevent a crime, especially a terrorist attack, and so long as the fruits of such interrogations are not introduced into evidence at the criminal trial of the coerced person. In effect, the court has given a green light to all preventive interrogation methods. By deftly tracing the evolution of the Fifth Amendment from its inception in the Bill of Rights to the present day, where national security is the nation's first priority, the author puts forward a bold reinterpretation of the Fifth Amendment for the post-9/11 world. As the world we live in changes from a "deterrent state" to the heightened vigilance of today's "preventative state," our construction, he argues, must also change. We must develop a jurisprudence that will contain both substantive and procedural rules for all actions taken by government officials in order to prevent harmful conduct-including terrorism. This book presents a look at one of our most essential constitutional rights at one of the most critical moments in recent American history
Reversal of fortune : inside the von Bülow case by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you."
Contrary to popular opinion by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Contrary to Popular Opinion Dershowitz selects his most recent columns, articles and essays and adds original commentary to present an engaging and spirited discussion from a remarkable mind about the most pressing issues of our time. Readers of Dershowitz's previous bestsellers, The Best Defense, Reversal of Fortune, and Chutzpah, will delight to see that Contrary to Popular Opinion continues Dershowitz's style of studied audacity. No matter how sensitive or incendiary the subject, Dershowitz is never afraid to say what is on his mind and back it up with solid and surprising arguments. In Contrary to Popular Opinion Dershowitz continues his crusade against blatant and subtle examples of anti-Semitism; dissects the "political correctness" controversy; exposes well-meaning censors on both the right and the left; blasts Bush's overtures to Beijing's repressive regime; makes a strong case for arresting and trying Yasir Arafat; questions the fairness of the RICO laws; makes a surprising pro-choice argument for the overturn of Roe v. Wade; wonders aloud about the damage the "war on drugs" is doing to our civil liberties; and condemns the ominous odor of fascism and bigotry rising from such diverse quarters as Russia's Pamyat and the Presidential campaigns of David Duke and Patrick Buchanan." "No matter what your political convictions, Alan Dershowitz is certain to delight and inform and possibly surprise you. In an age when political discourse has gone the way of the sound-bite, Alan Dershowitz provides a stimulating dose of that all-too-rare commodity - original thought compellingly presented."--Jacket
Shouting fire : civil liberties in a turbulent age by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a collection of his best writings on civil liberties issues, from the right to choice to the separation of church and state, and provides his own controversial philosophy of rights
Preemption : a knife that cuts both ways by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies the benefits and consequences of the nation's paradigm shift toward more preventive and proactive approaches to conflict, arguing that the seeds of such a shift were planted prior to the events of September 11
Just revenge : [a novel] by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foremost courtroom lawyers of his generation. Alan M. Dershowitz takes controversial stands based on the principle of equal justice for all. Along the way, he has authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Chutzpah; the bestselling account of the Claus von Bulow case Reversal of Fortune; and the bestselling courtroom drama The Advocate's Devil. Now Dershowitz has written a novel that is at once personal, passionate, and towering: an explosive legal thriller that pits Dershowitz's literary alter ego, attorney Abe Ringel, against the worst crime of the twentieth century -- the Holocaust. What if you witnessed the most abominable deeds that human beings can inflict upon each other? What if you came face-to-face with the very man who had slaughtered your family before your eyes? That is the question confronted by a celebrated professor named Max Menuchen. Max has found the man who had killed his entire family in cold blood more than a half century before. Max, who has never before broken a law, cannot turn down his chance for revenge. In 1943 Marcellus Prandus was a Lithuanian militia captain who carried out the blood-thirsty orders of his Nazi commanders during World War II. Today he is an old man living outside Boston. For Max, who has discovered Prandus's identity by chance, killing him is not enough, because Prandus is already dying of cancer. How can Max make Prandus suffer exactly as Max himself did? Can Max bring himself to assassinate Prandus's children and grandchildren and make the old man watch his family die, as Max himself was forced to do? By the time defense attorney Abe Ringel enters the case, Max has carried out an astounding act of revenge, and America'sgreat Holocaust trial has begun: an explosive legal and moral struggle to find the light of justice within the darkness of human evil. With Max facing almost certain conviction, Ringel desperately tries to prove his actions we
The vanishing American Jew : in search of Jewish identity for the next century by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream. And that, according to Dershowitz, is precisely the problem. More than 50 percent of Jews will marry non-Jews, and their children will most often be raised as non-Jews. Which means, in the view of Dershowitz, that American Jews will vanish as a distinct cultural group sometime in the next century - unless they act now. Speaking to concerned Jews everywhere, Dershowitz calls for a new Jewish
Sexual McCarthyism : Clinton, Starr, and the emerging constitutional crisis by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental cases : the twentieth-century courtroom battles that changed our nation by Alan M Dershowitz( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this course, professor and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz looks at history through the prism of the trial, because a trial presents a snapshot of what is going on at a particular point in time in the nation's history
Psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and law by Jay Katz( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America declares independence by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In America Declares Independence, one of the nation's most distinguished and celebrated attorneys tackles disturbing questions head on. Noting that portions of the Declaration are frequently "wrenched out of context by partisan pleaders to promote parochial causes," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz explores the document's history, theology, and political theory in search of its true and enduring meaning. No stranger to controversy, Dershowitz also assails some of the Declaration's underlying assumptions and questions the conclusions that these assumptions produced." "Drawing on the personal letters and published writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others, Dershowitz demonstrates that the men who wrote and revised the Declaration had no intention of establishing a Christian nation. He reveals that Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration, "rejected all the central tenets of orthodox Christianity" and closely resembled what today's Religious Right would call a "secular humanist."" "In his examinations of the contradictions inherent in the Declaration regarding equality and slavery, Dershowitz points out Jefferson's personal contradictions on the issue. His complex set of conflicting ideas and beliefs is seen as a microcosm of the conflicts over slavery that existed at the time and would eventually lead to the Civil War."--Jacket
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Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000
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Alan Dershowitz Američki pravnik, odvjetnik, autor i politički komentator

Alan Dershowitz Amerikaans auteur

Alan Dershowitz avocat

Alan Dershowitz avvocato, giurista e accademico statunitense

Alan Dershowitz Jurista y comentarista político estadounidense

Alan Derşovitz

Alan Derşowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt

Dershovits, Alan 1938-

Dershowitz, A. M.

Dershowitz, Alan.

Dershowitz, Alan 1938-

Dershowitz, Alan M.

Dershowitz, Alan Morton.

Dershowitz, Alan Morton 1938-

Dershowitz, Alan N. 1938-

Deršovic, Alan M.

Dexiaoweici, Ailun 1938-

Алан Дершовіц

Дершовиц, Алан

Дершовиц, Алан М 1938-

אלן דרשוביץ

דרשוביץ, אלן

דרשוביץ, אלן 1938-

דרשוביץ, אלן מ׳

דרשוביץ, אלן מ׳. לבנת, מאירה

דרשוביץ, אלן מורטון 1938-

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더쇼비츠, 앨런 M

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Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000Reasonable doubts : the O.J. Simpson case and the criminal justice systemThe case for IsraelAmerica on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nationThe abuse excuse : and other cop-outs, sob stories, and evasions of responsibilityThe Genesis of justice : ten stories of biblical injustice that led to the Ten Commandments and modern lawThe advocate's devilRights from wrongs