Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy

Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974921645
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,000,473
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is one of the nation's most distinguished defenders of individual rights. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School and the author of twenty-five works, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Chutzpah.

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who has recorded audiobooks, PSAs, Indie films, documentaries, video games, radio dramas, corporate and online training narrations, and radio and TV commercials. An Earphones Award winner, his audiobook narrations include Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers, which was chosen by The Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.

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