Trumped Up by Alan M. Dershowitz audiobook

Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy

By Alan M. Dershowitz
Read by John Pruden

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7.61 Hours Unabridged
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In our current age of hyper-partisan politics, nearly everyone takes sides. This is especially true with regard to the Trump presidency, which did not cause this profound division but has drawn it to the surface, making it the dominant paradigm of political debate. Both sides scream lock ‘em up, criminalizing political difference instead of making substantive criticisms of opposing views. This deeply undemocratic fallacy-that political sins must be investigated and prosecuted as criminal-is an exceedingly dangerous trend. The underlying problem, Alan Dershowitz argues, is that we have weakened our national commitment to civil liberties. The vibrant center is weakening, with traditional liberalism and conservatism becoming further apart-not just in approach but also in their respect for Constitutional norms. And unless we as a nation begin to focus again on what unites us rather than on what divides us, America might not survive the next decade.

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In our current age of hyper-partisan politics, nearly everyone takes sides. This is especially true with regard to the Trump presidency, which did not cause this profound division but has drawn it to the surface, making it the dominant paradigm of political debate. Both sides scream lock ‘em up, criminalizing political difference instead of making substantive criticisms of opposing views. This deeply undemocratic fallacy-that political sins must be investigated and prosecuted as criminal-is an exceedingly dangerous trend. The underlying problem, Alan Dershowitz argues, is that we have weakened our national commitment to civil liberties. The vibrant center is weakening, with traditional liberalism and conservatism becoming further apart-not just in approach but also in their respect for Constitutional norms. And unless we as a nation begin to focus again on what unites us rather than on what divides us, America might not survive the next decade.

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Author Bio: Alan M. Dershowitz

Author Bio: Alan M. Dershowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz has been called on of the nation’s most distinguished defenders of individual rights. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, he joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age twenty-five before beginning his high-profile career as a court defender. He is also the author of over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction, many of which have become international bestsellers. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English