The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism: Or, Why I Left the Left But Can't Join the Right
ISBN: 1510762981
EAN13: 9781510762985
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 15, 2020
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism: Or, Why I Left the Left But Can't Join the Right

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Maybe the question isn't what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it's what happened to everyone else.--Politico

In The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism, Alan Dershowitz--New York Times bestselling author and one of America's most respected legal scholars--makes a classical liberal argument for centrist government in the US, as the Founding Fathers and the Constitution intended.

Alan Dershowitz has been called one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America by Politico and the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights by Newsweek. Yet he has come under intense criticism for his consistent classical liberalism in the face of a rapidly polarizing political landscape and for his steadfast support of centrist governance over either progressive or reactionary radicalism.

The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism is a defense of liberalism and its renewed relevance today. It makes the case for classic liberal values and programs over radical-left and reactionary right-wing agendas, and for centrism over extremism in general, showing why the United States has thrived throughout history because of its enduringly centrist base. It seeks to restore contemporary liberalism to its important place in the Read More chevron_right

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